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Why Me

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Why Me
Description in her mind she knew what it was. As she moved away from the shelter of the porch she heard a roaring, rumbling sound -a sound like nothing else in the world. It was a flash flood and a big one! She must not panic. The canyon was short and directly east of the house, but there was still time to get away. "Mamie, you take Earl and Loyal and start up the road north and keep going until you get north as far as Milburn Hill. It should be high enough there so you wHl be all right. Haitland, you and Monte run and tell the neighbors." They can hear it." "Very well, you go with Mamie then. Don't stop for anything!" She ran back to the house, grabbed what money there was from the bowl in the cupboard, picked up Ernest and started after the children. She heard the neighbors to the south and west shoutinfl orders to farm 1y members as they too were leaving their homes. Every second the sound became louder. She could hear rocks as they were dashed against each other. It sounded like all the pink rock cliffs were being hurled down upon them. Her heart was pounding, her lungs burned. She had to stop a minute to rest. She put Ernest on the other arm and looked around. "Elnora, you silly thing, don't get so excited, there is plenty of time. There are others behind you," she thought as she tried to ease the tension. Just then a "Did yoi' see those trees fall?" It seemed like two hours, but in less than a half hour all the inhabitants of lower Milburn were safe on high ground. A wall of water came rolling, tearing and carrying everything in Its way. Fence posts snapped as if they were matches. No one could do a thing but watch as mud, rocks, and splintered trees tore through alfalfa and grain fields. Elnora's house was the farthest east and in the direct path of most of the water. A big rock hit the window on the east side of the house and water poured in, washing chair, dishes and clothes out the door. For a while they wondered if the house could stand the pounding of the flood, but it held. -48-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323730
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323730