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A long time ago, I read a short ~tory wrlich appeared in a collec- uon of science fiction stories. It concerned a man who, while in his attic one day, caught a cent of sasparilla and firecrack- ers and seemed to hear the shouts and laughter of a Fourth of July celebration. He began to spend more and more time in the attic and the Scents and sounds grew stronger .and louder Not unnaturally, re- lations between he and his wife grew strained. The aim of the game is to re- main as long as possible between the rails but not to force the train to stop. The engine barks again, urgent- ly this time, like your father get- ting tired of asking you to do something. It is a command and some of the fainter-hearted lads scramble off the tracks. I am among the daredevils, or is it the dumbbells, who re- main until the last possible mo- ment. We throw ourselves back- ward, twisting our legs sideways. the older kids. Miss Gladys Halleran has re- I consider vacation thoughtful- turned to her cabin on Sand Creek coming year. It doesn't matter what you do as long as you find yourself reborn in a sense, look- ly. It is a time to unwind, a after spending the winter in Los time to refresh yourself for the Angeles, C.alifwith her sister Mil- dred Majek. She reports Mildred isn't too well. ing toward the future with an- ticipation. I look ahead with pleasure but every once in a while, as the warm wind blows the grass, I hear echoing faintly upon the wind the cries,, the shouts, the tears and the laughter of yester- day. CARD OF THANKS I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to Father John Wright and other visitors who for the cards, flowers and calls I received. Finally, I want to thank Dr. Langenfeld and the entire hos- pital staff for the excellent care that I received. Ella Mae Gaylord One day he struggled to open The rock ballast is warm as we called on me while I was a pa- n long-closed attic window and land on it, being careful not to tient at Lookout Memorial Hos- after he ovened it finall , he look- roll over the bank where the pital in Spearfish. I also wish -- , Y .eft out, not into the present but poison ivy grows in heavy clus- to thank the people responsible a to the past. ters. h TO make a long story short, We lay there shouting and the is wife went to the attic to find train is upon us, looming high him and he was gone. Some-above against the summer sky ere she seemed to hear herand there is the smell of grease band's voice laughing amidst and the warm wet oiliness of the joy of a summer afternoon steam. t looking through the attic win- We anticipate the caboose and ow she saw nothing but the fa- when it trails past finally we a iliar outdoors of the present, wave. We are never disappoint- f We all look back at times, but ed; a member of the train crew ew of us remain there, always waves.He understands July 1 At the moment, I am looking our silly game. Mrs. G. Blakeman not into the past but into the fu- Then it is time for one last Miss Irene Reinecke and Em- ttWe because vacation time is at plunge and finally we start for erald Reinecke attended their hand. I knew it must be getting home. My hair straggles in class reunion at Brookings, So. close because the summer sun is wind and an ear thrums softly Dak. on June 9th and 10th. Miss Starting to bear down and the tall because I haven't gotten all the Reinecke also visited friends in grasses bow in the summer wind. water out. Sioux Falls, S. Dak. Around the Fourth of July, I look back into the past with some nostalgia and with fondness for the memories. Time removes the ain and the bitterness and the eartbreak; it enhances the joy and the pleasure and the magic moments. The past memories are not always realistic; it is of- ten as we want to remember them. In memory, I call forth again the recollections of the ~Cre- taunt summers when I was a child. The sun angles in the west and the heat rises. We casually walk the shiny rails and every now and then someone slips and gouges open an ankle. The pods hang loaded on the milkweed, the grass is curing and bumblebees investigate the gold- enrod. We race down to First Swim- ming Hole. We do not frequent it much, preferring the Second Swimming Hole. We do not fra- ternize much with the group at the other swimming hole. Visitors of Mrs. Frank Tauck the first of the week were Mr. and Mrs. John Pascoe of San Di- ego, Calif., Mrs. Laura Betts of Newell, S. D. and Clifford Island of Sioux Falls, S. D. Other visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nonnast, Leonard Wales and Dan Island. Mrs. Lily Sturis was hostess on Tuesday to the Beulah Birth- day Club with Enid Giltner as co- hostess. Ten members, five vis- itors and twelve children were in attendance to partake of the love- ly pot luck dinner. The afternoon was spent socially. hi wander once again through miliar places and the sights and Evening comes with its cool- Mr. and Mrs. Emerald Rein- SOUnds of another era. "ness and velvet dusk and rays- ecke were Sunday evening dinner It is afternoon, with the trees tery rides the land. guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Rein- s!eeping in the drowsy heat and At bedtime, I crouch by theecke at Rapid City. Mr. and Mrs. tae locusts droning somewhere open window and from some- Leon Reinecke are now living in own an elm-lined street, in the where, borne by the night wind, Rapid City after spending the last hOUses, the curtains are drawn comes the cries and laughter of few years at Billings, Mont. against the glare and the blinds are lowered on deep shady porch- The is the tinkle of ice in Sses and voices murmur lowly. The kids, including myself, are swimming. We have no pool only 32-mile lake and in August, in dog days, when the water is and heated after being baked SUmmer, you sometimes get You hear remarks about sores. water being rotten and how Should stay out of it. _ see myself again, tired from ,, imming, now sprawled with ,,.rears on a creosoted railroad between the shiny rails. Heat . es from the ties and the steel ~s hot andyou continually shift rOUnd as the rails burn against Your hide. All Sizes Fill Your Western Wardrobe with brigthly colored and Styled Western Ties at The Line Shack The Line Shack also features other Western necessities such as belts, knick knacks and belt buckles. Ph. 283-1644 Sundance awe are waiting for a train to .PProach. We recline upon the tracks of Canadian Pacific and in taOse days the freights rolled with regularity. . ..SOon the rails hum with a faint Vibration and somewhere a train P oroaches us from deep in the Untains. Our toes curl in an- ticipation. In due time, we hear the SCreech of steel against steel and mile from us, roundin a bend bearing down tl e long craight, is a train. . . ... ,LThe steam engines drift uown ' slight grade,-a wisp of smoke br!ses above the locomotive's : Oiler and whistle speaks in warn- We do not move; we only grin t each other. Some of us con- Uaue to eat chokecherries, or Unch an apple: Others stare O lemnly across the hazy lake. Monuments & Marker All kinds and size* Priced right, quality unexcelled. We ~t them for you, no extra harge. Call collect or write f~r appointment In your homo. FRED BLAKEMAN Moorcroft, Wyo. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Simon and family are new residents of Beul- ah, having purchased the Jerry Pridgeon home here. Mr. Simon is employed at the Fish Genetics laboratory at Ranch A. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Steed- ley made a business trip to Cas- per on Friday. Roy Harvey from Michigan, was a visitor of the Dick Steed- leys on Saturday and on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Calaster and family of Spearfish were vis- itors. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Blakeman and grandson Geryl Blakeman, attended church services in Sun- dance on Sunday and they with Mrs. W. H. Blakeman, enjoyed a picnic dinner with the Frank Blakeman family and Mrs. Caro- line Ellinghausen. Ik._ . k -,, k ;~..: ~%: il :.~:: ii~::I/~ Cycle-defrost model EXT13D The 2-door refrigerator, even persons on budgets can swing. "A" 13.2 cu. ft. with 9.45 cu. ft. fresh food storage and 131-1b. separate freezer. "A" Protected ice storage for two plastic trays. ~t Egg-storage, butter compartment on super- storage door. 3k Full-width porcelain - enameled steel crisper. "k Adjustable temperature control for refrigerator section. ~" Automatic interior light. Ph. 283-3423 Sundance Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays ANNOUNCING OUR NEW HOURS They're anxious to show you Green Star's complete selection of mobile homes-12, 14 and 16 ft. wides. 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