The Age of Innocence

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title The Age of Innocence
Description THE AGE OF INNOCENCE Lillian H. Fox 140 North 100 West Manti, UT 84642 Non-Professional Division Second Place Anecdote My parents had a large Family Doctor Book which they kept under lock and key"; When someone in the family became ill, they brought forth the book to find the symptoms of the illness and then administer the appropriate soothing poultice. After they found the helpful material, the book was returned to its hiding place. We children had been taught that storks brought babies and our parents did not want our innocent minds polluted with the revealing information that the book contained. One day, when I was about nine years of age and left alone in the house, I searched until I found the key. With trembling hands and feelings of guilt, I brought forth the book and proceeded to study the pictures within. Finally, I turned a page displaying a picture of a nude woman. This picture was in colors and put together in layers, one upon another. The top picture was her skin and under the skin were other parts of her anatomy.. Then I came to a picture where a beautiful baby was tucked away in the folds. I was shocked and disillusioned, ^3ever had I dreamed of such a thing. Quickly I returned the book to the hiding place, locked the door, replaced the key and ran outside to sit under the apple tree and think. I never told anyone of ray misbehavior and I never forgot the experience. Later, wnen I was in the sixth grade, the Public Health nurse, Sadie Olsen, called all the girls in our class together and showed us pictures of a similar nature and gave us a lecture about such things. I felt rather sophisticated that day as I had already discovered the wonderful secret of life in our Family Doctor Book. Source: Personal experience of the author. 41
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