Beautiful Ohio

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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 Beautiful Ohio
Description bread and. milk* She was thinking. The year before, she had purchased a glass-enclosed counter in which she displayed small items for sale-pins, needles, hooks and eyes, embroidery floss, crochet thread, sewing thread, ribbons of various colors, many widths of lace, plus pocket knives, shoe laces, and other needful items. All were priced very nominally and saved many a housewife from making a trip by horse and buggy or wagon to the neighboring- towns of Manti or Gunnison. At times Grandma even traded for eggs if the buyer had no money. Thus she had many contacts with her neighbors and friends that she never would have had except for the glass counter and her business enterprise. Today, listening to the merry-go-round music, she heard one particular piece of music that she just couldn't get out of her mind. She hummed it over and over to herself. It was a beautiful tune. She knew it had words, for she had heard it sung just a few evenings before at a picnic. That night she went to sleep thinking how she could manage rides on the merry-go-round with the accompaniment of her favorite music. She made her decision. As soon as her morning chores were done, she went to a shoebox she kept hidden and jingled the coins inside. Spreading a red handkerchief on the bed, she emptied her savings into it. Then, hurriedly, che gathered the four corners together in a knot and walked across the street to the merry-go-round. Here she deposited her treasure in front of the surprised, manager and said, "Count this money. I want to ride until every nickel is spent. . . that is, if you -./ill play my favorite tune, BEAUTIFUL OHIO." And this was how Grandma Marie spent most of that afternoon, and when her last dime was spent she almost walked on air as she descended the ten steep steps and smiled at the manager for his cooperation. She then walked contentedly back across the street, humming: 52
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325877
Reference URL