By Sharon Niederman
Traditionally, the Southwest has attracted individuals with yearnings for freedom and experience, those that outline themselves as contributors. not like their husbands and brothers, girls within the Southwest didn't, for the main half, subdue and tame the land; yet their personality and individuality have been manifested as they lived with and stronger upon stipulations as they discovered them. Their fascination with their lifestyle and the necessity for self-expression led them to put in writing in their stories, supplying them with an artistic outlet and supplying those that got here later a different window into the prior. "A cover of phrases" gained the Border neighborhood Library organization 1989 Southwest publication Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural historical past of the Southwest. It used to be additionally presented the nationwide Federation of Press girls first prize for historical past in 1989.
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We bought a home on Arapaho Street just where the tramway cars now come out of the Loop. This property we sold to the Tramway company in 1892. We attended a private school in the rectory of old St. Johns church on Fourteenth and Arapaho streets, taught by Miss Irene Sopris, who later married Mr. S. Brown of the Brown Brothers Mercantile Company. Each year, early in June, we would drive to Breckenridge, taking about four days for the trip. All provisions had to be hauled from Denver. We made the town of Hamilton, in South Park, the first day, and then started over Boreas Pass, leaving Hamilton about 11 or 12 o'clock at night when there was crust on the snow so that we might walk over it.
The General arose from the banquet table with characteristic military dignity. Stiffly erect, and with a voice full of feeling, he spoke. " At first there was a profound silence among the guests, who gazed admiringly at the general. All at once, however, the tenseness was relieved by a prolonged, deafening applause, and all raised their glasses and drank to his health. The General was obliged then to undergo a hand-shaking ordeal for every guest present insisted upon commending him in person for his daring War Slogan.
Father took a team and hauled sawdust from an old sawmill above town and covered the dirt floor to the depth of six inches. Mother sewed burlap sacks together and made a carpet. Then father made pins such as are used for fastening tents down and nailed the burlap down with these. All dust sifted through, so it was easy to keep clean. In this room we made three beds, end-to-end on the floor, by placing two logs, one on top of another. The enclosure was filled with hay, then feather beds that had been brought from Pennsylvania were placed on this.