Model T - Circa 1917

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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 Model T - Circa 1917
Description MODEL T------CIRCA 1917 Dorothy Jacobs Buchanan. 267 East Third North Richfield, UT 84701 Professional Division First Place Poetry Where has it gone, now that you reach back Through decades into the far evanescence To find it? I can see silhouetted shadows Cast in the sharp sun, As we jolted through the dust- Tall, thin, angular shadows. We watched then expand and contract, And could see our heads bobbing about. We were driving to the Big City In our new Model T for the first time. It all rushes back: Now we are climbing the steep, narrow road That leads to Payson. Can we make the top? "Press the low pedal, no-harder, HARDER-PUSH! Everyone lean Forward. NOW! " The engine coughs, mutters, whispers-and dies. Reverberating silence. A seagull flapped its wings close by. Father became articulate! '"Lou, you are the smallest. Get behind the wheel and steer. The rest of us climb out and push. All together now, HEAVE! " The engine sulks but jerkily comes awake. (The spark plugs are obviously dirty again.) Mother even assisted. But in the final tremendous effort Her new picture hat blew off- Black silk with gold grape clusters. It floated lazily over the edge of the dugway And came to rest on a rock pile 30 feet below. -66-
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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 325416
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