The Frog and Other Stories

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325980
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Title The Frog and Other Stories
Description friends left to go to the dance we gave in to our inquisi- The key turned the lock and the door opened on squeaky hinges. The room was dark. An electric cord hung from the ceiling in the middle of the room, but there was no light bulb. My friend had a flashlight which he shone around to each corner. The room was filled with GHOSTS, GHOSTS of the past, and cherished nementos valuable only to an old woman. Everything was covered with old sheets and dust. In one corner a yellowed wedding dress hung on a dressmaker form. Next, the light beamed on a handmade baby crib and highehair. One tiny shoe was in the corner of the crib. On a table lay a thick photo album and the first page revealed a faded photo of a mustachioed, handsome, older man. A wardrobe stood in another corner. It held various items of out=of=style clothing, plus a box containing a hat decorated with an ostrich plume and paper roses. An old pump-organ stood against one wall and a quilt rack, by a window, held a double-wedding-ring quilt and a well-worn crazy-patch one. Behind the door was a battered steamer trunk. Maybe the real skeleton was inside, but we didn't lift the lid. In that then unsentimental stage of life, I felt we had intruded where we did not belong. We closed the squeaky door, turned the lock again and hoped our landlady would never know that we had entered the room. To this day I have some old keys collected and on display in a greenish-blue glass, Ball fruit jar. What the keys were used for has long been forgotten, but the children bring odd keys to Grandma. HONOHABLS MENTION PERSONAL RECOLLECTION THE FROG AND OTHER STORIES Eaccella H, Tlen-iey 2237 East Gandlewood St. Sandy, Utah 84092 The "frog" in Grandpa's neck fascinated children, especially his grandchildren. Sometimes people are denied the opportunity of knowing their grandparents, so %
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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 325948
Reference URL