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I Cured the Itch Painfully

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title I Cured the Itch Painfully
Description I CURED THE ITCH PAINFULLY Janes L. Jacobs 1052 Darling Street Ogden, Utah 64403 Senior Citizen Division Second Elace Anecdote During a summer vacation while I was in high school, I herded sheep or. a Sanpete mountain range which contained several ponds for watering sheep. The dams that formed these ponds needed fixing, so a man was sent to my camp with a team of horses and scraper to help me repair them. He did not bring a bedroll, but slept with me, according to the prevailing custom. My bedpartner scratched himself frequently. One morning he rolled up his sleeve, showed me red blotches on his am, and announced, "'I believe I have the seven-year itch." This gave me a shock, and my body Instantly started itching. I soon had evidence that I had indeed contracted the itch. This was only a short tine before 3 was to return home to start school, and I worried that I might infect my family with it. So I planned to cure this malady. When I left for home on horseback, I took along a can of diluted Kreso sheep dip and some wool from an old quilt. Along the trail I stopped at a beaver pond and took a good, soapy bath. Then I soaked the wool with sheep dip and gave myself" a thorough rubdowrij and let the dip dxy- My skin tingled, then began to bum and turn fiery red. Than I realised the dip was not properly diluted, but was so strong it burned me painfully, especially on the tender parts. Riding Mas painful, so I waUted most of the way home. The dip treatment cured the itch. I arrived home smelling like a freshly-dipped sheep, but I was happy that my family was not exposed. The strong smell of dip soon faded, my burned skin slowly peeled off, and ny life happily returned to normal. Source: Painful recolXections of the author^ ¦" -35-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324227
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324227