The Green Grocery

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 06
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s65x272x
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 324158
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x

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Title The Green Grocery
Description unnoticed. I happened to see a steel ring lying on the floor attached to a trap door, and I innocently reached down in investigate, saying "What is down here?" As I lifted the door slightly the grandma gave a leap onto the door shouting in a loud voicet "Don't you know there are snakes down there?" Merely an eight-year-old child, I was stuned and shaken as I started walking the short distance home. I quietly drew my mother to me and said, "Our tent is down in their cellar." This was a sickening shock to us all. Mother decided to take the best and most honorable course. They were our friends and store customers and this might be a child's fantastic imagination. She could have been wrong. That evening when Mr. X caine in to spend his time with his evening cronies, Mother called him to the side and revealed our suspicions as tactfully as possible. He felt sure there was a terrible mistake, these accusations. It was all wrong. The next day after he had gone to work, we could hear hammering and pounding in their quarters, and shortly before noon the co-op delivery wagon drew up and the two women with the driver, laboriously loaded a big box onto the wagon. Mother knew the only way for the box to disappear would be with a railroad train. Mother was gentle and loving as long as things were honorable and right, but this was wrong. She clamped her hat on, and followed the wagon two blocks away to the depot. Sure enough, there was the box at the back of the building, as she entered the front door to make a claim. After discussing the situation with the agent, he moved out to look at the box and it was gone. Poor Mother, resolute, undaunted, doggedly pulled her hat a tittle closer to her head and with a determined glint in her eyes, walked another three blocks to the co-opstore where she found the large white box again at the back of this store. With the help of the town marshal the tent was retrieved, but with a permanent loss of friends. We could have forgiven them; evidently they could not forgive themselves. They soon moved to parts unknown. -55-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324144
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324144