||The Fourth of July was the greatest day of the year as the big parade marched down Main Street. Flags floating, bands playing, town folk sitting on the sidewalk curb full of enthusiasm, fun and laughter. As the band reached Tennants, marching to Verdi's 'Grand March,'Glen dropped his baton. Breaking rank, he ran across the street to kiss Delia and was back in line of duty before anyone noticed. At that point Uncle Ell was serving each band member rootbeer. Everyone was licking ice cream cones as fast as Carol and Maggie could scoop them up. HURRAH for the Fourth of July!!!! The janitor for Tennants was a roustabout. No one knew just where he came from. Named Shorty, he was a little fellow with a misshapen body, big hands and feet, but a willingness to work and an honest heart. Shorty kept the Confectionery clean. Chart, Uncle Ell's brother, said, "He's a bum with bees in his bonnet," maybe because he hummed while he polished the hardwood floor. Bill Bailey said, "He is so ugly he must be a lost circus clown.' Uncle Ell kept him in overalls, fed him and paid him for his work. The first week in January Carl and Shorty would go to the Sanpitch River to cut blocks of ice to store for the making of the ice cream. It was always a mystery how this ice would keep all summer packed in between layers of sawdust. In the top of a bam across the street it was kept, but it never melted. There was always enough for the next batch of that delicious, hand-made, hand-packed ice cream. With the windows of time, shades of illness, the youth leaving for jobs, ups and downs, changes that every life must know, Tennants closed its west door. The echo of laughter, the memory of sweethearts in booth two, the sound of the rippling creek, the taste of the chocolate ice cream soda, the timeless beauty of Sanpitch Valley, the friendships that never die, left a spiritual message still echoing from the old church lower, unquenchable truths that will echo on and on. Thtlma Smith. Vilait J. Halliday. Evelyn B. human, Chrisiy Parry, Two girhfrom Provo, ViriintaLund Jensen, Berrucf Braithwaite Anderson, beta Henrie Strate, Beatrice Brown. 20 (Courtesy. Bulk Scow) Failles Party 1923*24.