Goodnight Sweetheart

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Goodnight Sweetheart
Description and if you didn't stay with the beat and keep your feet moving, it wouldn't be just your feet that were on the floor. It was really fun. The open-air dancehalls were especially nice. Everyone liked to dance in the cool night air, The one at Palisade was really wild. Someone always got thrown in the lake, Erma used to sell hamburgers out there, and when business was slow she would run over to the dance floor and get in a couple of dances. She even won a dance elimination doing the Hesitation Waltz. There was always an air of excitement, as one readied for a dance. Men put on their best suits or nice sweaters. Women ironed their best dresses. More than one dress was ruined by a hot iron in those days, Dresses were made out of a rayon material, and if the iron was too hot you were surely looking for a different dress to wear before you were out the door. The dance hall was heated in the cold weather attention when you weren't out on the dance floor. Erma's friend, Afton, had a gorgeous red dress. It was made of chiffon material with pleats in the skirt and scallops around the bottom. She looked absolutely radiant as she floated around the floor. But she too snuggled up to the stove to get warm this night, and her dress melted into flames, Those around her worked quickly to smother the burning, and she was a very lucky lady, although her pretty red dress hung about her legs in shreds. Some married couples got together for party-dances -. After dancing the night sway, they would gather at one of the couples' homes to eat and party. If a couple didn't show up to a party dance, all the ones who did would cascade upon their house and get them out of bed to fix breakfast for everyone. So no one dared miss a party dance. Yes, dances in the 1920s and 30s were very special to a lot of people. It brought folks together. Everyone danced with everyone, the old with the young. It didn't matter as long as you were dancing. You certainly knew who your partner was, and you hung on tight. 52
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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 325692
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