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A Tale of Two Guns

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title A Tale of Two Guns
Description In the valley of the San Pitch, With space and native sod. A templed hill and many churches People come to worship God. FIRST PLACE AHEGDOTS A TALE OF TWO GUNS Virginie K. Nielson 351 North Main, Box 33-7 Ephraim, Utah 84627 An old Henry rifle was the only gun available to Mary K. Melsen and her family. It couldn't shoot straight or very far; due to this fact their meat diet consisted of easily siv-._-ed wild rabbit. Deer herds roamed nearby hills and wild fowl were abundant in water ponds over west, but that was out of their reach. Each evening aeal never varied, jiist consisted of the same, Kary's husband, Andrew "Mormon Preacher" Nielsen, was serving a mission in Hhirope; her sons valiantly tried to fill his place. One of the older sons voiced the sentiments of the entire family one evening, as he said a blessing on the food. These were his words: "Rabbit young, rabbit old, Rabbit hot, rabbit cold, Babbit tender, rabbit tough, Oh! please, dear Lord we've had enough!" On a later evening as Mary was passing the boys' room, one of them was praying for almost everyone they knew, when - younger son interrupted, "Say, ask God to get mother to loosen up and buy us a shot-gun." These words nearly broke Mary's heart. Instead of going "to sleep that night she pondered on a solution to that prayer. Next morning she and her oldest son walked from Shumway to the store in Ephraim, where she explained her problem to the manager. She offered him four 6
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323744
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323744