Oral Histories

Deone Skewes

b.1920

Deone Skewes

A: I don’t know. I have no idea.

Q: It seems that the Literary Club, supposedly, helped found the Museum.

A: They probably did. But I have never been a club person or a joiner.

Q: You were just a free soul?

A: Yes. I don’t like regulations and I don’t like to be at a certain place at a certain time. And feel that I have to do this, you know. I guess you can call it laziness.

Q: Oh, I don’t think so. It sounds like a free spirit. So you must have evolved some philosophy of life.

A: Well, I don’t know whether I have or you just try to live and let live.

Q: Well, maybe that’s it. Live and let live and you go your own way. But your way led back to Moab.

A: Yes. Oh, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere but here. I really wouldn’t.

Q: So why is that?

A: I just don’t know. I think because I have had such good memories here and a lot of friends and, few of them are still hanging around.

Q: Yeah. I think it is really great. People talk about resale value and I say, “I don’t want to sell. Somebody else’s problem.”

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