Ruth Scow Friend and Teacher

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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
ID 326218
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Title Ruth Scow Friend and Teacher
Description The loser put on a banquet and a dance. Our town must have lost their fair share as I recall several dances. One of these dances is where Miss Davenport met Mr. Scow. The top song at the time was "Tip Toe Through the Tulips." Could that be why the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades learned the song? Our little school class made entertainment for our parents, all turning out to the colorful May Day Opera. The girls were all flowers in crepe paper dresses; the boys also had neat costumes and parts. Some were weeds. The Christmas play was also exciting. Clint remembers: "My fourth grade teacher was great. She took us in the Sanpete Creeper (train) to visit Manti. We all got on at Sterling depot, paid our small fare, and we were excited to feel it sway and whistle as we pulled into Manti depot. The wireless telegraph was going **-**-**-. We were in amazement. "We visited the temple area, the Court House. Manti Messenger and what that was all about, theater and telephone office, then down to our teacher's home where her mother had a treat. It seems like only yesterday. I am thankful for that wonderful teacher who taught us things we can use today. I give thanks for those great privileges that help us to be successful." -Clint Marx Virge Thomas says: "I was delighted with the things Miss Davenport taught, like the Christmas play when I got to play my harmonica. After returning from the train trip to Manti, I told my mother my teacher deserved a gift. She gave me money and I bought her a small vial of perfume at Cal Peacock's store, walking fast to the other end of town before it got dark. The day had got cold, but I never noticed it until later. Her sincere appreciation left a lasting impression on me. She made me feel good." --Virge Thomas. Carl's experience: "I was put in the hall for discipline. I was to wait until Ruth came for me. Not being the best kid in school. I looked for a way out. The outside door being unlocked, out 1 went. Ruth was only a little way behind. 'Carl, come back here.' 1 went on and so did she. Only a block away, I climbed our apple tree real last; so did she. 'Carl. I'll race you back to school!' It was the way she did it, not getting angry that made me come down. We raced. She made sure I won. What a great teacher and always, a friend." 40
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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 326181
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