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Sarah's Song Birds

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Sarah's Song Birds
Description SARAH'S SONG BUDS Eardley Madsen 7550 Dunbarton Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90&5 Non-Professional Division Second Place Anecdote It seems a bit inaccurate to say that Sarah walked into the classroom. I rather think she 'flowed in,1 because each step brought the flesh forward in a harmonic curve that ended in diminishing ripples as she arrived. Her *no nonsense* policy was proclaimed by the sheer size of her arm, and words were quite unnecessary to maintain discipline. On her arrival, the noise level dropped to a vanishing point. The sobriquet "Sarah Pat' seemed well deserved or, at the least, descriptive. I looked at my skinny arms and then at hers, and wondered about growing up. Intimidation must have a great deal to do with size. It was Sarah's music class, however, that left its mark in my nervous system. She loved to sing, and she liked boys and girls who could sing. My introduction to the aysteries of two-part harmony began when she divided the class into two groups, which she called Bluebirds ^iV< Robins. A special class for Canaries, the fortunate few who could sing a solo part, was for a future tlae. Sarah's ability to divide the class into Bluebirds and Robins was demonstrated with the precision of an electronic computer, ¥ith a dispatch that brooked no middle ground, she assigned the students here or there as befitted their talents as 'Bluebird' or •Bobin.' Indeed, the feeling cane over me that one of life's desirable goals vas to be one of Sarah's Song Birds. But to my dismay there were two of us left over. With a thumb under her chin she mused - we were certainly not Bluebirds, nor Robins. In a flash she had it - we were Crows? Her announcement of this new group increased my bewilderment. How could she use the raucous squawk of a crow in a song? The answer was not long in coming. After arranging the Bluebirds and Robins in appropriate positions, she pointed a reproachful finger at the door. 'The Crows will go out into the hall and close the door until the class is over." Now, I have no quarrel with letting the punishment fit the crinig, but in this case it did not serve as a remedyl I azs still a Crow! -72-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324232
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324232