Wright Thurston

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title Wright Thurston
Description too steep or bending too sharply, we would simply fall down to save ourselves. We knew we weren't likely to be injured in the soft snow. Climbing back up out of a hole caused by a fall became a problem. Leaving a deep hole could also create a hazard for any skiers following us. We asked Wright to go first because he was least likely to fall. He warned us of the difficult places. We did the best we could. 1 remember Gordon coming down a particularly steep and treacherous stretch astride a pole he used as a drag. We soon made it to the smoother and less sleeper main road in the canyon and skied all the way down the canyon into Manti and to our homes. The only injury sustained by the group was when Perry took his skis off to walk from the street to his house. He slipped on the ice and fell on his back-side. However, he recovered from the pain and embarrassment in a few weeks. In high school almost everyone looked up to Wright in more ways than one and were willing to follow him He always seemed to be on the right side of issues. It was not surprising when he was elected Student Body President of Manti High School. When he stood up to conduct an assembly everyone got respectfully quiet and listened. He had a important part in the annual high school play. I was in the play too and saw first hand how considerate he was to the other members of the cast. I like to remember him as he looked when he was the Drum Major of the band as he stood or marched proudly in front of the band as they played the rousing march music. When Wright graduated 1 tried out for the position of Drum Major but was not selected. Just before the United States entered World War Two, Wright joined the National Guard. I followed him and joined the National Guard. We were in the same outfit. His job as messenger landed him the privilege of driving the Company motorcycle. While on maneuvers at Ft. Lewis, Washington, he drove into camp one evening after delivering messages all day. 1 did not recognize him. Wright was careful about his appearance and was always neat and clean. The person who got off the motorcycle was covered from head to toe with caked dust and mud. When he took his goggles off 1 saw the smile in his eyes. When the smile spread to his cheeks the mud cracked and fell away and there was Wright full of fun. We went on a week-end pass together to Olympia, Washington. At a fine restaurant he picked out, we each only had the price of a sea food salad. We could not decide whether we wanted the shrimp or the crab so we ordered one of each and split them. I thought that was great. 64
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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 326215
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