The Petticoat Story

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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
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Title The Petticoat Story
Description THE PETTICOAT STOHY Huth S. Scow Manti, Utah Non-Professional Division First Place Personal Recollection Minerva was happy as she hurriedly prepared for her second day of school in the little one-room rock Schoolhouse located just one block west of the Manti South Ward Assembly Hall. Prom her house she had to walk six blocks to get there. Another reason she felt happy was that today was her birthday! She was six years oldl Yesterday, Mama had walked with her to show her the way to school, but today she was old enough to walk to school alone. She whirled in excitement. It was such fun to see her new petticoat flare out around her small body. Mama had made the petticoat especially for her. It was made of cloth called linsey-voolsy and the skirt was gathered onto a waistband. (Mama had measured around Minerva's waist bo that the waistband would fit Just right.) On it, she had sewn a. button on one end and made a buttonhole on the other, so that Minerva could dress herself. Especially did she like the bright-red, fancy stitches that Hama had sewn around the bottom of the skirt. Minerva whirled again. Today would be a wonderful day! She quickly slipped on her dress and Mother helped her fasten the buttons down the front* Then with a skip and a smile Minerva draped her shawl around her shoulders. She was ready to go. She kissed her parents, sister Hay. and baby Clara, goodbye. Quickly she ran up the path to the gate, where she tamed and waved to her watching family. As she walked north along Main Street she heard Mama call, "Bemaber, yon must not play along the way. Ton moat hurry if yon are going to get to school on time*" With that admonition, Minerva tried to walk faster and just skip once in a while* Anally, she increased her pace until she was running* mien she heard the schoolbell. She knav Brother Scott, the teacher, always went out into the schoolyard to ring the bell, so the children, who were alaoat there, would hurry faster. She found herself puffing and soaetlaea atuabling. It was so hard to hurry. She was crossing the creek when she heard a "pop" and as th* buttons flew her new petticoat fell down around her -52-
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