The Old Scraper

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
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 326508
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Title The Old Scraper
Description two Anderson boys, Burton and Leslie, were usually getting their hair combed when we arrived, and before we finally got to the schoolhouse, the bell was ringing. On our way home, Sadie had a fresh cake almost every day. When we smelled the cake, we ran in, and she was watching for us to come in, having the cake cut. The Andersons were good friends on cold winter nights, and we would visit each other's home for an evening. The Bradley's, Dennison's, Marx's, and Funk's were good to drop in or help each other with giving each other a hand when needed. THE OLD SCRAPER Robert O. Kelson Non Professional First Place Anecdote I looked at the old scraper, lying there in the back of the bam. I could not remember how many years it had lain there. It seemed to be almost melting into the dirt, to be swallowed up in the earth. Most of the wood was rotted, the blade worn and bent-not usable anymore, the parts so fragile, like an old man, and not good for work anymore, only good for the memories he could share. Remembering a photograph that presently hangs in the Malt Shop in Ephraim showing a number of men pausing in their work with teams of horses and scrapers on the mountain road, and remembering being told that my father and two uncles worked on that road, my interest in the old scraper was piqued. In my mind's eye, I could see a powerful team of horses, leaning forward, their bellies close to the ground, digging their hoofs into the soil and rocks, jerking, lunging, as the scraper dug into the earth. The team responded to each command of the man behind the scraper. 35
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326345
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