A Look to Keep My Word Good

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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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
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Title A Look to Keep My Word Good
Description very top candle. After that, I watched as he found and lighted every single one. The room became a fairyland as each candle flickered and chased grotesque shadows on the walls. 1 just knew that Santa would see their glow before they were carefully blown out and we stood in the dark with the fragrance of the pinion pine surrounding us. I awakened early Christmas morning. Our house was quiet, so very quiet. Our town was quiet. I heard a rooster crow. I snuggled deeper into the quilts. No, I would just take a peek. Quickly 1 climbed out of bed and opened the parlor door. The tree stood just as I had left it the night before, but the room was cold. I tiptoed nearer and saw the long narrow pasteboard box with my mane RUTH written in big letters on the lid. Santa had remembered! I lifted the lid. There she was, my doll. MY FIRST REAL DOLL! I lifted her and cradled her in my arms. As I did so, her big blue eyes opened and she looked at me. She could even move her arms and bend her elbows and turn her wrists! She could even turn her head to look over her shoulders. Her knees bent. She could sit down. Wonderful was not the word to describe her. She was for me. SHE WAS MINE! Today (1994) Pansy has been to the doll hospital to be restrung. She has new brown curls and long dark eyelashes. Yet I know that underneath her wig, deeply imprinted on the back of her china head are the words - Germany, 1907. I lift her carefully from her box. Her eyes open. Once more I am a happy little girl of long ago filled with dreams, hopes, and the sure knowledge that "Santa does not forget," and that "Christmas is love." A LOOK TO KEEP MY WORD GOOD Glen Thomas Non-Professional First Place Anecdote After graduating from Snow College in 1932 with a teaching certificate, the Depression made it impossible to get a teaching position. The following year 1 had the good fortune of getting a job teaching, earning $70.00 per month in a one-teacher school at Rockport, Summit County. As the opening of school approached, I needed some clothes badly, but I had no money, 1 inquired at the Coalville Co-op of George Beard, the manager, whom 1 knew, if 1 could charge a few items of clothing to get started 52
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326028
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