A Voice in the Dark

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Voice in the Dark
Description A VOICE IN THE DARK Dorothy Jacobs Buchanan 267 East 300 North Richfield, UT 84701 Professional Division Honorable Mention Anecdote In 1917, the year our country entered World War I, people were beginning to buy automobiles to replace the former horse-drawn vehicles. My Grandfather Larsen purchased a Chandler car that spring. It was long and narrow and contained two fold-out seats, thus giving the Chandler the distinction of being known as a seven passenger car. This thrilled the children. Grandpa had driven horses all his life, and didn't take time to familiarize himself with the mechanism of the car, as was demonstrated several times that summer. One dark, rainy night in July, four of us family members were returning home to Mt. Pleasant in the Chandler, after a trip to Salt Lake. The hour was late and we were making slow progress over the muddy roads. As we entered Fountain Green, the engine started to knock-a frightening cacaphony of sounds. We struggled on until the car came to a dead halt directly in front of the (silent) picture show theater. We sat in desolate silence for a few moments, listening to the drumming of the rain. Grandpa suddenly opened the door and strode into the theater. He returned in a short time accompanied by a number of men and boys who proceeded to look under the hood and go into expert action. Grandpa had found the right men! As we were riding toward home again, I asked Grandpa how he managed to recruit helpers so quickly in a darkened theater. He answered promptly: "I just stood at the back and called loud as I could, 'Say, you young fellers that I know are sitting in this place, my car is stalled out in front and I'd sure be glad for some help.' And I got it." -65-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325327
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