An Old Fashioned Fourth

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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
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title An Old Fashioned Fourth
Description How came the brass band, the piano player jazzing it up as they played "'Yankee Doodle." Last but not least, the Indiana and Cowboys passed by: the r:a>:e-beHeve Indians all dressed up in their war paint and native .^s-.-^ie riding on ponies, their bows and arrows in their hands, ar.i tne cowboys riding on spirited horses curried until their cod^s shone in the noon-day sun. Then into the old Tabernacle to hear the special July 4th program. The moment we entered the chapel our eyes fell upon the pulpit all draped in red, white, and blue. From there our gaze traveled to the beautiful white shining bearas tied in bows of red, white and blue bunting. How beautiful it all looked! The Mayor welcomed the people and the gu^ts who made yearly trips back to the old home town for the celebration. The town's most taler.ted soprano sang -America," putting Into her song all the love she had for her native land. The mayor introduced the speaker; he gave a patriotic talk and extolled the virtues of our great country. Before the speaker was through talking, we were anxious to get out to the street to see what Has going on outside, and to spend our last few pennies, if we were fortunate enough to have any left. As we walked out the chapel door, we could hear the bang-bang ?f fire crackers as they exploded all over town. When we girls were least expecting it, some mischievous boy would throw a fire cracker at our feet. The more we screamed and the higher us jumped, the harder the boys laughed. Now tired and weary, we trudged home Tor a bite of lunch and to rest our aching feet. We shared our experiences and a bit of our popcorn with our parents. After eating and resting for a little while, back to town we walked with an extra 10 or 15£ given to ms to spend by an affectionate older brother. To the ball game we went between Ephraim and a neighboring town. After the game was over, we turned our weary footsteps toward home, ate a supper of bread and milk and then to bed. It had been a glorious day and we were already planning for the next Fourth of July as our eyelids slowly closed and sleep overcame us* Source: Personal recollection of the author. -91-
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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 324254
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