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
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Title The New Clothes
Description I held up the new dress again and thought of all the won-derful things I could do in it, Parties, plays and dates! There were so many new experiences waiting for me. Mother had shown me how to pack the dresses so that they would not be too wrinkled. It would save a lot of ironing with those heavy irons that had to be heated on the stove. Everything was loaded into the Model T, including my trunk, a sack of coal, and several boxes. It was a full load, with Mother and Dad, myself, and my niece, Wanda. On a warn Sunday afternoon in the early fall, we drove away from the house and headed for Ephraim. About half way there we approached a very narrow bridge which crossed a big wasg. Another car was coming toward us, and just as we reached the bridge, it swerved and crowded us so that Dad had to turn suddenly, tipping us off into the wash. We rolled and tumbled, boxes and trunk flying in the air, and it seemed like an eternity of commotion until we finally came to rest, the car on its top and all four wheels in the air. I looked around and saw my trunk lying in the water and was frantic about my clothes. I just knew that they were all ruined! Soon people arrived at the scene and carried the trunk up to the road, where I insisted that it be opened so that we could see what damage had been done. I felt I would just die if the dresses were ruined; especially the favorite one. which I thought I could never do without! The lid was opened and all my fears were realized. There In the trunk lay a mass of soggy clothes. I was sure that nothing worse could ever happen to me. Mother didn't seem that concerned about them; she was only thankful that no one was hurt. She said she would take the dresses all home and wash them and bring them to me the next week. I went on to Ephraim with Hope's folks. The first week was miserable for me without my new clothes, but it gave me a lot of time to think about my life, and especially about my parents and all they had done for me. I thought about the wreck and realised how easily they could have been badly hurt or killed. I remembered how frightening it was, rolling over and over into that wash. It was a feeling I would never forget. -49-
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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 325474
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