A Short Ride Home

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325980
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Title A Short Ride Home
Description "Right there. How, where are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?" Vera, confused, simply answered, "I don't know." "Look a little bit in that direction," her father said, pointing north. Just across the road line, she saw the Twelve Apostles, as a neighbor called her dozen apple trees. Their colors were changing to a golden yellow. "Oh," she said aa her mind converged on the swing that hung from Paul's stoutest "branch. She liked to swing high enough to touch the branches and leaves with her toes. Sometimes, she would twist the swing tightly in one direction, then spin wildly in the opposite direction. She would get so dizzy. Once, it made her throw up. She rested her head on her father's arm, and together they looked. The old tabernacle's white steeple resembled a large goose quill working its way out of the covering. South, a newly constructed church, took a block out of the quilt. The farms formed patterns on the west of town, and on the east, the hills curved around, cuddling the town like a giant arm. Her father moved, they continued to climb. Topping the third ridge, they found the berry bushes. She ran to them and started picking. Her father caught up to her, and with half a chuckle, suggested, "Let's eat first." Hungrily, they ate homemade bread and butter with leftover meat, and drank warm milk without talking much. Finally, her father said, "Save this for later," and handed her an apple, pulled from a big pocket in his baggy overalls. "Yum!" Vera said as she took the apple, wrapped it in a napkin, and placed it on a rock. Then, they went to work. Plucking the berries 48
Format application/pdf
Identifier 062_A Short Ride Home.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325873
Reference URL