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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6nz85tx
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx

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Title Lost but Not Found
Description LOST BUT NOT FOUND Ruth D. Scow Senior Division Second Place Anecdote The Great Depression was in full swing. Actual money was very scarce. We had grown a good garden. We had traded our wheat from the farm for fifty-pound sacks of flour. Our cows furnished our family with milk, butter and cream, and we had an occasional egg from our few chickens. Food-wise we had plenty to eat for the winter. We bought sparingly in needs from the stores. Our boys were small, and I found myself ripping out seams of worn overalls to sew small items of clothing for the children. It took money to buy shoes and other needful items for our growing family. Not very often did we have an extra nickel to afford, even the newly introduced "MilkNickel." My neighbors found that I could cut their hair, mostly for free, but occasionally I would be offered a small fee. One such occasion I remember: my cousin had asked me to cut her hair. When I finished, she made the motion to pay me. I was shocked. I didn't want lo charge her, my neighbor who was always kind and thoughtful of me. To admit that even the coin she held toward me could be used in buying a small treat for (he children, I said, "No," and motioned her outstretched hand away. However, 1 thought to walk with her a little way toward her home, moments spent diverting me from my housework and sewing for a while, and this 1 proceeded to do. North of our house was a large farm irrigation ditch, and our sidewalk was grassy as we passed the neighbor's shed. Behind the shed were large burdock bushes. As we passed the shed, my cousin once more offered me the coin she held in her hand, but I stayed with my resolution not to accept it. Then all at once, it slipped from her fingers to the ground. Was thai a whole quarter lost? I hoped not, but I was devastated. My cousin continued onward to her home. Money was lost when we could have made use of it. I determined to come back later to search. I told the children about the loss, and they helped in the search, but that real silver quarter was never found. All of us were saddened with visions of what that coin could have bought for us. Source: My family's remembrances. 11
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324509
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx/324509