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Hans Didn't Quit When it Rained

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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 Hans Didn't Quit When it Rained
Description Todays modem suburban drugstores are not fun at all! The mysterious aromas are effectively trapped inside cellophane or lost in the spaciousness of the store. To the druggist, his work is merely a Job, and he is too busy to distinguish one face from another. There is no soda fountain, and the hard, cold floors echo footsteps as customers hurry down the long, perfectly organized aisles. If you are foolish enough to leave a bicycle out front unattended, there is a good chance it won't be there when you return. Your more likely form of transportation, however, is one of the hundreds of cars in the parking lot I now know all about those odd items for "old people," as I routinely use half of them, and the day when I must concern myself with the rest is coming with relentless certainty. I suspect that in isolated hamlets a few quaint, Little drugstores still exist. But, I fear that these too will soon become casualties of "progress" and "sophistication." Then the old fashioned apothecary, along with Grandpa and his friends, will be gone forever. Source: Author's personal recollection. Note: The drugstore mas Young's Rexall Drug. Hans Didn't Quit When It Rained Robert O. Kelson Non Professional Second Place Personal Recollection Hans Reed Christensen. "Hans," used to employ me when I was a young lad to work on his farm. It was here that I learned to work and also learned a lot of other valuable lessons that have served me well and have stayed with me throughout my life. I was helping Hans clean Ditch No. 21. This irrigation ditch breaks off the main creek just below what is referred to as the Old Power House in the mouth of Ephraim Canyon. The ditch cuts through the oak brush, across the canyon road, through the cedars along the edge of Ball Mountain. The month was April, the year 1950, the weather cloudy and cool. Hans took one side of the ditch and I took the other. We moved along methodically, scooping out gravel, cutting away brush, throwing out trash, rocks, and slicing off sod that had grown in the ditch. We 39
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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 326710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326710