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Aunt zale and Her Little Brown Satchel

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title Aunt zale and Her Little Brown Satchel
Description The usual signal that a child needed to go to the bathroom was to raise two fingers and hold his hand up until the teacher nodded or shook her head. Most of the children did not abuse the privilege, since the bathroom was almost a half block away from the school, but the "slow learners" often waved their arms in the air during most of the class. Most of the teachers failed to notice them. Children often remained after school to clean the boards and erasers. Teachers always had a waiting list for this service. The school day actually ended at 3:30 p.m., but the 9 p.m. curfew made it mandatory for all children to be off the streets. "Old Man" Ellertson rang the bell every night, and although the ominous tones of the bell frightened most children, there were always some who harassed and distressed Ellertson for many years. Sometimes they held the door so he couldn't get out or tied or chained it so it could not be opened from the inside. Ellertson has long since departed from this world. So, too, have some of the Pauls, Jennys, and Mabels. The Hamilton School no longer stands. The bell towers are missed now, but life goes on in new school buildings with brightly curtained windows, soft carpets which curtail noise, well trained teachers, excellent libraries, and clean decent rest rooms. Sometimes one wonders just how much difference these things make in the lives of today's children. Perhaps time will tell. Source: Author's personal recollections AUNT ZALE AND HER LITTLE BROWN SATCHEL Marzetta Willardson Ephraim, Utah Non-Professional Division Second Place Historical Essay Most all who knew her and her work are gone now, taking with them the knowledge of events that made up her rich life with her satchel. Oh, how I wish I had been alerted years ago to reach those children of our pioneers and pick their minds of their story-telling talents! -6-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325515
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325515