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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1992
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s64x55x4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325222
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4

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Description THIRD PLACE ANECDOTE BUTTONS Dorothy J. Buchanan 680 East 1st South Salt Lake City, Utah 84102 As I came downstairs that bright spring morning, 1 heard a different noise - a distinct bleat. A lamb! I hurried over to a wooden box behind the coal range where I found a new lamb lying. His head was up and he was trying hard to move out of the box. I picked him up and placed him on the floor. His long legs spraddled out as he made an effort to walk. I thought he looked at me beseechingly and I said to ray mother, "His eyes look like buttons." So I named him "Buttons" and claimed him as my charge. For some time I faithfully fed him milk from a pop bottle topped by a rubber nipple. He grew rapidly and we were soon able to place him in a movable pen on the grass in the back yard. It wasn't long before we often took him from the pen and allowed him some freedom in the yard, and even in the house at times. He was a cherished pet for my We enjoyed him for nearly a year, when one morning at breakfast my father remarked, "I'm afraid Buttons is getting too large. He'll have to be butchered. We'll have some good lamb roasts." An intense silence. My brothers and I were speech-less for a moment. Then pandemonium broke loose. Oh the thought of eating Buttons." And on infinitum. After a few additional conversations on this sub-kindly sold him to a man who put him in his large sheep living with a real sheep family where we hoped he could 96
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325066
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325066