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Childhood Daze

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6df6pc6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6

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Title Childhood Daze
Description arrived, I was busy picking out materials and pattern for my dress. Pastel shades in voiles, organdies, georgette crepes, linens or ducks were the most popular materials. Length of the ribbon sash often determined one's social status. Children saved their allowances for days, and obtained promises from daddy for a certain specific amount to be forthcoming. Fifty cents was fair, but-one dollar to spend all in one day was unbelievable. Stirring patriotic speeches, in the patriotic meetings held after the parade, were sincere and impressive. Although the younger children did not understand all of the speeches, they sensed their value and appeal. The American flag was a symbol to be revered; no one put it down. In the afternoon, races were held on the church lawn. What a thrill to win 35 cents for one race. Baseball games, concessions, and matinee dances for the children offered add-itional fun for the day. Of course, a grand ball in the Armory Hall completed the day's festivities. Several times a year, married folks' dances were held in the Armory Hall. Younger people attended, but the dances were geared for the older people, and the music was for their special dances. It was fascinating to watch these people dance the schottishe, mazurka, Virginia Reel, quad-rille, Rye waltz, and plain waltz. Jimmie Fiddler of Spring City furnished the music for many of these dances. Some of the younger people tried to learn these dances, but none could master the techniques of the "old timers." Not one could kick up his leg with the sprightly grace of Hyrum Seely, Erick Ericksen, Clarence Jacobsen, Hyrum Merz, Peter Peel or John Winkelman to name a few. Neither did any ever learn to call the square dances like Erick Ericksen. Playing out at night during the summer was another special form of entertainment. If one had never hidden in Peter Matson's garden spot waiting for the play leader to call "Run, My Sheep, Run", he had missed a part of his educa-tion, especially if Mr. Matson discovered him first. "Kick the Can" was another fun game, especially when the older boys were part of the group. Stolen secret kisses -20-
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Identifier 030_Childhood Daze.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324791
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6/324791