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Cats and Hats

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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 Cats and Hats
Description Millionaires, the Rockefellers, the Vanderbeits or various Hollywood celebrities, like Jimmy Durante, Will Rogers and Wallace Beery. Later Papa played his violin and we had a sing-along. If darkness came, we would move the games and entertainment inside. We would move all of the little rugs out of the way and we would dance to the music of Mama playing on the piano, while Papa played the violin. If the kids were uninterested in dancing, we would find Uncle El Smith and watch him swallow silver knives. This was a joke, however, but he never let on for many years as to how he did it. Mama had a hobby of collecting hats. She would collect all kinds: large, small, strange and beautiful. They were decorated with feathers, lace, ribbons, veils and brass dots. With every change of season, Mama would have to have a new hat with a new coat or new dress. If she did not have a new hat, she would not go anywhere. She just had to have a new hat! I would ride into Manti with my Mama and Papa regularly. Papa would go to the Dee Lowry Barber Shop, and Mama would take my hand and we would be on our way. It was like there was a magnetic force that drew us towards Mrs. Wilson's Millinery Hat Shop. We would look for the perfect new hat for Mama. Papa always made sure that Mama had enough money to buy any hat of her choice. With my being involved with my mother's hobby, I grew to love and appreciate each new hat. I have these hats today that my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren still play with. They sing and dance and put on performances just like we used to do. They have learned to appreciate the history of the past and value our ancestors who have gone before. These memories help us to realize that we do not have to have a lot of money to spend quality time with our family and friends. 8
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Identifier 020_Cats and Hats.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324540
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx/324540