Another One for Ripley

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Another One for Ripley
Description ANOTHEfl ONE FOR RH-LEY Hslbert S. Greaves 19» Herbert Avenue Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 Professional Division First Place Anecdote Believe it or not, I tipped right-side-up a truck that was upside-down. Incredible? Not when you realize that it was a lightweight Hodel-T pickup, vintage 1921. And I had some unusual help, extra adrenalin. I don't know how much that piririle-jumper weighed, with four small cylinders, no nab, nor other non-essentials. Certainly nothing like the trucks of today. In early April, 1925. "hen I was seventeen, our cow strayed from our farm on Little Lane, west of Ephraim. I took the Kodel-T to look for her. I drove north to Big Lane, not because it was a logical place to search, but because I liked the sweet, fresh smell of springtime water flowing under the Big Lane bridges of the Sanpitch River, During springtime thaw, deep ruts had been worn in the dirt road, and the truck's steering wheel had about five Inches of "play," making It tricky to steer, with its pronounced wobble. At seventeen I wasn't a particularly careful driver; the truck got going too fast for the combination of ruts and wobble, jumped out of control-and ruts-and flipped over. I landed under the truck bed, unhurt! I crawled out, looked things over, and decided I could not leave the truck there blocking the road. Ho doubt my adrenalin was flowing double, ani the rounded grade of the road favored me, for I gripped the frame and, with a mighty heave, tipped the wreck right-side-up and off the road. I walked to our farm, bridled a pony, rode home and told my brother, with whom I lived, what had happened. After checking the ruin, he traded it for another cow, although we found the stray. I remember thinking that he made a good trade, even If I had to milk two cows Instead of one. -1-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324222
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