Monday, December 10, 2007

Deseret Towers


I took this photo today with my phone:
But then I found these photos on Flickr:



I never lived in the dorms - why would I when my home was just as close? I do feel sort of sad simply because I'm sure the swimming pool will go too eventually. And the swimming pool was my childhood.

Seven Peaks didn't exist and the "Tube" was too far away back then. My sister Sandy worked there as a life guard and so me and Ann Dee would ride our bikes, cross 9th East very carefully and swim all day, every day. We both could swim the full length of the pool and tread water for 60 seconds so we easily earned our VIP passes. I don't remember too many details about those days but I know Kim came with us a lot and we often had ice cream after from the Dairy (now called the Creamery). Sometimes we'd walk down to Carson's Market (Kents, now another Creamery) and get a treat. That was before Minute Man (now Subway). Oh - how the falling of DT has triggered the childhood memories.

I remember Sandy telling me this story about working at the DT pool. Some of the boys that lived in the dorms would play Bart Simpson-like tricks and try to get her to say funny things over the intercom. One time they called her and asked her to page Mrs. Laye, first name Anita. So Sandy called her name over the intercom, "Anita Laye, you have a telephone call". I'm sure the good little Mormon boys, with their binoculars and open windows got a big kick out of it.

11 comments:

AzĂșcar said...

VIP! I Forgot about that! I remember diving off the side and swimming in the pool while Berlin's Take My Breath Away was playing. We must know each other from the pool, because we lived there too. My mom would sit in the shade and read while we swam and went generally crazy.

1.) It will always be Carson's
2.) It will always be the Dairy
3.) It will always be weird to see a building where Minute Man/Subway are right now.

Mary said...

My childhood summers always included swimming at D.T. and getting an ice-cream cone afterwards at the dairy!

I get very defensive when I hear people refer to Carson's as "The Creamery on Ninth". It will always be Carson's!!

Ace said...

I was one of the few who actually had the opportunity to live there. I still have dreams about living in those dorms. :)

T&H&Lennon said...

I didn't know they were tearing D.T. down. I remember going that pool and always thinking it was called E.T., not D.T...."Mom, can I go with Katy and Ann Dee to E.T.?"

ellen said...

Sad, I lived there. S and T Halls. Those were some fun times.

Ann Dee said...

Why does Laye have an e? Is that part of the joke? I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Katy, we're going to find you Amanda Hugnkiss.

sam94 said...

Katarina, have you read "Under the bleachers" by Seamore Bumms? I was going to say some of the other things they had Sandy say, but they are probably too dirty. Isn't this blog PG13?

Kam said...

I loved reading these memories Katy-

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