Charlie Olsen's Farm

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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
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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 Charlie Olsen's Farm
Description pond of fresh water that Dad had built for the purpose of storing water to irrigate his meadowland. He never objected to their being there, as long as everyone got along and did no damage to the property. There was little vandalism in those days, and lots of good, clean fun* It was almost like a party every day. Life was more simple then. There were no televisions, not many cars, and only a few telephones for emergency and necessity, so there was not so much crowded into our lives as there is now, and we never regretted it. These were the horse^and-buggy days. Even bathing suits were a luxury that we did not have, so everyone cane to the swimming hole in old clothes or changed into them when they arrived. The boys usually wore cut-off pants and the girls wore old dresses with big bloomers under thorn* Slacks for women were unheard of, and people were all pretty modest then. Host of the time when the crowds came, ray mother would have the house cleaned up. and it would look so nice. But because she allowed the girls to change clothes in the bedroom, there would be a trail of water through the big kitchen, where they had run dripping wet. The boys would change out behind the house or in a shed a little ways from the house. It was great sport playing or swimming In the large, old pond. The depth of the water tapered off from nothing on the grassy side to six or eight feet on the deepest side, where the best swimmers would always go. The water was usually real warm and very enjoyable in the hot sun. Though ray Dad did not allow anything dangerous to take place during these parties, there were a few times when some of the boys got a little eager to show off. One time some of them decided to drive their topless buggy through the pond. A little way out in the water, the buggy got stuck in the oud, and the horse could not move. I remember how scared I was that they would all 42
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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 325885
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