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Remembering An Old Weathered Rope

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324751
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j67f3x

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Title Remembering An Old Weathered Rope
Description was my prison. As I wiggled ay way to the top, I waa always afraid that Grandpa would come stomping in just at that moment and catch us with hay leaves Btuck to our skin and in our ears, doing the very thing he had forbidden us to do. Occasional loud whispers could be heard. "Are you watching for Grandpa?" "Don't let Mm catch us or we'll really be in trouble!" "I want another turn!" "It tickles my stomach!" We each took several thrilling turns. The watching and the anticipation of catching a glimpse of Grandpa in faded denim overalls coming through the corrals made our secret adventure double exciting. In those days I was a bit of a rebel and forbidden thingB seemed more fun. It never dawned on me that we were being terribly dishonest. We always ended our eventful afternoon by patching and covering the bole in the hay where we had landed, then we swore each other to secrecy so we wouldn't be found out* The bunch of us resembled a group of monkeys as we picked bay leaves out of each others ears and off our clothes. That night I would lie in the big brass bed memorizing how it felt to swing on that forbidden rope. I was storing magical moments away in my mind to be relived later* Even now, if I close my eyea tightly, I can recall a time when days were slow and all the world seemed special. I can relive the feeling of flying through the air, pigtails trailing behind me, legs dangling, and I can remember how it felt to have a tight grip on a long, stout piece of old weathered rope........ -14~
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324713
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