Managing Through Childhood

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
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Title Managing Through Childhood
Description the occasion. Elmo loved these nights and was usually the last one to go to bed. He liked to carve wood. He carved objects, but also used this talent to make games, toys or whatever he wanted or needed. He still carves beautiful objects today. Twice a year there was the mud to contend with. It was thick, gooey, ofttimes ankle deep, bottom-of-the-valley, clay-type mud. One day, Mother and the boys bad walked through the fields east to Chester to visit Grandpa Martin. They walked on the railroad tracks to keep out of the mud, but from the tracks home was the unavoidable mud. For some reason, Elmo had the most mud on his high-top shoes and everyone kept telling him to clean them. He got so frustrated that he sat down, took the shoes off and threw them, hitting mother with one. By the look on her face as she brought the shoe back, he knew what to do. He quickly put the shoes on and headed for home. School was quite a new experience for Elmo, especially since he had been primarily with family. On the first day of school, he just wanted to go home. The first grade teacher was very kind and helped him to gee acquainted. After that he enjoyed school and did well. The first few years the school bus was a covered wagon pulled by horses. The top was made of wooden bows completely covered with canvas. There was a small glass window in front for the driver and a slot for the reins and the door in the back. In the winter a small kerosene heater was used in the middle of the wagon with the children sitting on benches along the sides. Isaac Reynolds was the bus (wagon) driver. In those days the driver bid for the job and furnished the transportation, horses or car, to go the two and a half miles to Moroni. Next Veraile Jensen from Moroni got the bid. He drove a black 1924 Dodge four-door car (all cars were black then). He came out from Moroni to get the children of the three families. The car had a silent starter and you realty could not hear it start up. Then Rudolph Larsen from Chester drove his truck with sides like our vans now. The sides and top were a heavy fabric with a shiny black waterproof layer on the outside. Benches were on both sides and the door was in the back and a step. The only window was in the door and towards the front by the driver. It was much faster than horses. There was work for everyone to do. Mother even helped in the field at times and the boys helped her with her work. Sylvia
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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 324568
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