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The Decision

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6n014pd
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd

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Title The Decision
Description But most of all, the good times had been when she was with Niel; he was the basis of her best memories. Niel was also prominent in some of her not-so-good memories -particularly the night about a year ago when she had broken her arm, A special celebration had been held at the opera house; she had gone with Niel, The pavilion was being remodeled, and they wanted to see what the workers had been doing, so they climbed the ladder to the loft to check the progress. Niel, being a gentleman, preceded Anne up the ladder Anne preferred this to having him follow her up the ladder. (Heavens! He might see her ankles!) They had gingerly stepped on the evenly spaced rafters, easing themselves to where they could look down on the dancing couples below. From their vantage point they could see their friends and family members dancing to the lively music. . .or the slower, more romantic tunes. They watched for awhile; then, tiring of not being a part of the dancing crowd below, they began edging their way back toward the ladder. 'Still the gentleman, but unable to resist teasing. . .Niel said, "Well, since 1 came up first, I guess I'll go down first," Horrified, Anne sidestepped Niel, attempting to get to the ladder first so she wouldn't be embarrassed. But she stepped too quickly and lost her footing.. Down she fell. - .between the rafters, through the ceiling, onto the piled-up benches below. She lay quite still- "Oh, my God! I've killed my sweetheart!" Nile could hardly get down the ladder fast enough. In an instant he was beside her, feeling her pulse, checking her breathing, Their lovely evening of celebration had turned into a nightmare for them both- Anne's arm was broken; her ribs and side were torn and bruised She ached all over by the time help arrived. The doctor set her arm and monitored her recuperation. When the cast came off, her elbow was sen in a permanent "ell;" the doctor said she would never comb her own hair again, much less do the myriad chores a wife and mother would be expected to perform, (Would Niel still want her?) Her mother 65
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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 325735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325735