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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 while we were hiding were all a part of the game. Spirited baseball games took place in the middle of the road during the earlier hours of the day, although they never quite attained the same amount of "spirit" that some of the Little League games of today generate. Perhaps the mothers had more to keep them occupied in those days. Kind drivers turned their teams around the edges of the road so as not to disturb the game. Riding out to the farm with Lawrence Winters on his hayrack was also an unforgettable experience. Early in the morning we took our lunches and set out. Here, in the cool, crisp morning air I heard the first meadowlark calling its mate. Just the joy of being alive on such beautiful day? provided the zest for living. Besides, we just might be the ones to find the first buttercup of the season. Coming home in the late afternoon, we lay on our backs atop a load of newly mown hay and talked of our dreams and aspirations, the lazy white clouds floating above us in the blue sky. Perhaps the greatest thrill of the year was our annual trip to Manti to attend the Sanpete County Fair. Mama al-ways managed to get us some new clothes for this occasion. What fun it was to ride the Ferris wheel, judge the produce to suit ourselves, and tease the animals. Once we took one of my friends with us. We were all in the Manti Theater watching a wrestling match. We were twelve and had not yet developed an appreciation for the violence of the wrestlers, so we ran outside. As luck would have it, two nice-looking young men who were also about twelve came along and invited us to go on the Ferris wheel. We accepted, and when it stopped with us on the very top, the boys asked us our names and told us they were Kermit and Gail. This was the real beginning of my romantic interests in Manti-a love affair I never forgot because of the many good times I had there with relatives and friends. As my own two daughters were growing up, I was sad-dened to see them dancing all evening with the same boy. I felt that they never really got to know what fun was--for -21-
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Identifier 031_Childhood Daze.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324792
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6/324792