A Time for Growing Up

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
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 325758
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Title A Time for Growing Up
Description onto a balcony where she could walk out and look at the stars, or down the block, or up to Main Street. Mama came over to Grace and helped her out of her every-day wool dress. Then she went into her walk-in closet and brought out a pale pink dress and held it up to Grace. It was made of soft georgette material and had large puffed sleeves. The skirt had lots of gathers around the waist and soft flounces over the hips. The front panel was white with threads of gold running through it, showing off the dainty scallops around the neck. Mama slipped it over Grace's head and buttoned it down the back. "Oh, it's so pretty!" exclaimed Grace, touching it gently to feel of the pink softness. "Is it "Of course," returned Mama, pleased that she liked it. "I finished it while you were out rabbit hunting." She smiled, but hesitated as she saw the look of dismay on her daughter's face at the mention of the rabbits. Then she said softly, "I thought you might like to wear it to the grown-ups' dance tonight. " The look on Grace's face was one of unmistakable joy. "Oh," she cried, "do you mean it? Can I really go?" She flung her arms around her mother's neck and gave her a squeeze. "How did you know I wanted to go. Mama?" Mama smoothed the ruffled, red hair and brushed her hand softly over the freckled cheek as she spoke, "Little girls don't stay little girls forever. And lately I ve noticed that this little girl is getting quite grown up." She gave Grace a hug and helped her out of the new dress, then handed her the old one. "Now, my quite grown-up girl," she said in a somewhat different voice, "1 could use some help with the dinner. Your father will be starved after chasing all those rabbits And besides, the kids have eaten all the buns." Grace hurried into the kitchen as the clock struck noon. Seven hours to wait until the dance 113
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325644
Reference URL