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Celestial Barton

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title Celestial Barton
Description roller skating and riding my bike on the way. The day best remembered was one when a lesson was learned. I had been sent to the store for fruit canning lids. Mrs. Paulsen went to look for them in the "fruit canning" section of the store. My penny hoard was depleted, and the candy looked so good. I slipped two pieces of bubble gum and one jaw breaker into my pocket. 1 paid for the lids and hurried home. Then I climbed my favorite tree and ate the candy. When 1 went in for supper. Mom said Mrs. Paulsen had called to tell her that I had stolen some candy from the store. I was "caught"! Mom put me in the car and took me up the street to the store. It was a short ride. Even today. I remember the uncomfortable, frightened, sick feeling as I marched into the store. I paid two pennies to Mrs. Paulsen for the candy, and it was then she gave me the "lecture" about stealing, how it was a bad habit and against God's commandments. She was quite stem about it. Then quite suddenly, with tears in her eyes, she told me that the only way she could live was with the profits from her store. To be honest, 1 was frightened of her after that, and I didn't go to the store for weeks. A few growing years later, I realized what a meager living she made, and a friendship, a child-grandma relationship, grew with this humble lady. I suppose she forgave me and trusted me. for often 1 would go to the store when she was not inside, walk to her home next door and call for her. She would take me through the back door of the store and tell me to get what I needed and then "ring it up." An emptiness came as I realized this growing, learning part of my life was gone. My -store" friend, and the store have passed into eternity. Celestial Barton Dorothy J. Buchanan Professional First Place Personal Recollection She was christened Celestial -- a most fitting name for her, but everyone called her "Lesty." Born sometime before the turn of the century, she lived in Mt. Pleasant in a two-storied red brick house situated through the block from our home and directly across the street (east) from the building site of the new twelve-room school house. This school house was reported 103
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326700
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326700