A Secret Snowball

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
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Title A Secret Snowball
Description In one way, what was true of me in my early on each other, on neighbors and other people: sometimes harmless, or mischievous, or mean. One time I was deliberately bounced from the high end of a high teeter-totter and landed on my head. I was shoot me. I shot myself. to have a single-shot gun; my older brother had a repeater. I coaxed until father paid a neighbor five dollars for a gun-a poor gun, a bad bargain. The firing pin was defective and the gun often failed to fire. But one summer afternoon about 1920, when a couple friends and I walked east of town to shoot gophers, it worked too well. Once! In mid-afternoon some rain fell, and I rested it on my right foot to prevent rain from falling into year old. But I knew it was "not cocked," and somehow one of my fingers touched the trigger, ever so accidentally, and the defective gun fired. I thought I had surely shot a hole through my foot or shot off a toe; my foot hurt and, after removing my shoe, we discovered a hole through the sole- and a bloody stocking. Helped by my friends I hobbled or was carried home where my distraught mother took care of my wound and quickly found out how lucky I had been. The bullet had indeed gone through my shoe, at the base of and between the second and third toes, destroying only some flesh and blood. How could it have missed the bones? I have never known how! A SECRET SNOWBALL " 'y ~'~ June B. Jensen . 575 West 800 South Orem, Utah 84058 Second Place Anecdote 36
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323362
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