The New Clothes

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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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
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Title The New Clothes
Description THE NEW CLOTHES Sherrie Ahlstrom Hundley 443 North 750 East Orem, UT 84057 Professional Division First Place Short Story Mother smiled as she put the last stitches on the blue dress. "There, " she said, "that ought to give you enough changes for the school year, if you're careful. " I gave her a big hug. "Thanks, mother, " I said. "You make beautiful clothes. I think this one is my favorite. " I held it up to myself and pranced around the parlor. I was so happy that she was allowing me to go away to school. Ephraim wasn't so far from Spring City, but it was the "big city" as far as we girls were concerned. I was to finish my last year of high school there, and if all went well, I might get to go back to Snow College the year after that. When Hope and her mother came and asked if I could go, I really didn't think Mother and Dad would agree; but they did. Being the only girl still at home, I was badly needed to help with things. I came home every day from school and cleaned the house, did dishes, and helped with the milking chores. Mother and Dad were always very busy out at the farm. This would be a good change for me. Though it was my first time away from home, I looked forward to it with great anticipation. Of course, I would miss a lot of things that I had enjoyed at home. Mother had always allowed us to have our friends there a lot, and we had especially had wonderful times out at the farm. There were many memories to take with me, and I was glad of that. But I was glad to get away from all the work. Even though we had moved back to town in the fall as we always did, there was still a great deal of work to be done on the farm. It would continue until winter set in. There would be boxes and boxes of apples to pick and sort and then haul to the cellar under the granary for storage. Grain had to be hauled and stacked. Potatoes had to be dug with a hand plow, put in buckets and then in sacks. Beans had to be picked and threshed. Sometimes there were as many as twenty-five men to be fed at dinner, I wondered how mother would get along without me, but I was excited about going, and nothing would stop me from it, now that she had consented. -48-
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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 325473
Reference URL