Skating Party on the Levee

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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
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 326508
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Title Skating Party on the Levee
Description nimble seats or those partly walking and partly riding on the hayracks. But one thing was certain, everyone was excited and having a great time, and best of all, it was just starting. By dusk everyone had reached the levee and within minutes a huge warming fire was burning brightly. It was a beautiful evening for ice skating and the levee ice was perfect-simply a "sheet of glass." Everyone was busy getting skates on. A few lucky kids had those new shoe skates which were literally a laced boot with the blade securely attached underneath. Wow, how would it be! A couple of guys even had those new tubular hockey skates. But most had the old stardard skates that adjusted in the middle to fit any shoe. They also had adjustable toe clamps and an ankle strap to hold them on. Skate keys were numerous and everyone helped each other get their skates adjusted and securely fastened. Somehow, a lot of guys managed to be helping their favorite girlfriend with this task. Soon everyone was skating, some very fast and sure, while others were rather slow and wobbly And quite often someone would let out a shriek as they fell and slid to a stop on their bottomside. Within a short time, goals consisting of clumps of sagebrush were established, and a furious game of hockey was underway. Hockey sticks were fashioned from most anything handy, and the hockey puck was an empty Morning Milk can. Not many goals were scored since most of the hitting was going on from a big pile of kids lying on the ice, but that poor can took a terrible beating. Across the way, a "pop-the-whip" was in progress. A long line of skaters had joined hands and were skating very fast. Then abruptly they formed a large loop. The skaters on the end, and 22
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Identifier 032_Skating Party on the Levee.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326481
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