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Grandpa Butch and the Store

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1988
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325053
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng

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Title Grandpa Butch and the Store
Description children. There were not toys visible at the store until two weeks before Christmas. Children would go each day to see if the huge green blind on the large front window would be raised, revealing all of the toys, giving them a glimpse of what Santa would bring. There was bicycles in just one window. Every day, eager little faces, with shining eyes, and breath steaming in the biting winter air, would be pressed against the cold glass to stare longingly at toys which were to be seen only once a year. Most people at that time had chickens, and groceries could be purchased with eggs being used for money. Children bought penny candy with eggs. My aunt recalls how delighted she was when she could help her father candle the eggs that were taken in. The candler used a wooden box which had two small holes in it, and a light globe hanging inside. when I was a child and visited the store, it was fascinating to me too. I remember the owner-manager, "Uncle Andrew" as he was called by everyone in our family. I also remember James, Rodney, Minerva, Mary and Francine as clerks. They always welcomed me warmly and inquired as to my well-being. Each time I opened the door, and stepped inside, the pungent smell of oi1ed wood f1oors greeted my nostrils. There was such a variety of things for me to see, but Grandpa was the I f Grandpa thought there was anything I wanted when I was visiting the store, he would get it for me and pay for it himself. Once, when I was quite small, I looked up on a high shel f and saw a shiny cellophane-cove red box which I thought was a box of crayons. (I loved crayons! ) I pointed up at the box and Grandpa kindly removed it from the shelf and showed me that it was a box of small wooden spoons. He 111
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324968
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng/324968