The Frog and Other Stories

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
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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
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Title The Frog and Other Stories
Description I feel it is a special blessing to be able to remember a sreat-grandparent. The "frog" was a huge growth underneath my great-grandfather Bruno's chin. In reality, I suppose it was a cyst or a goiter, which apparently caused him no trouble or pain, because he made a game of it. His explanation to curious children was that as he was drinking from a mountain stream, a frog had jumped down his throat and taken up residence there. Grandpa had a wealth of stories to tell, and children especially were drawn to him because he loved to share those stories with them at every opportunity. While listening to a story, a child could eiiamine Grandpa's "frog" to his heart's content. Grandpa Isaac Bruno (ike as he preferred to be called), was of French-Canadian ancestry. As a child, he lived on his father's farm on the banks of the Hishnabotna. River in southwestern Iowa. He boasted many times that he could stand in a certain place and throw a rock into Missouri. Actually, I think he could have thrown one into Nebraska, too, as the state boundaries are today. At that time, the family lived on rich farmland in the river bottoms, at a place called HcKissick's Grove. After the death of his father Anthony, his mother Lydia, packed up her eleven children and came across the plains, certainly no small undertaking. She came first to Utah, but accustomed as she was to the rich, black Iowa, soil, she was not content, and moved on to the Boise area of Idaho. Two of her sons, however, Isaac and Scott, remained in Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah. Grandpa was a teenager when she left, and as far as I know, they were never reunited as a family again. Grandpa was a thin wiry man, with gray hair and a moustache. In his younger days he was very industrious and hard-working, with no patience for those who were lazy. He was never a man of wealth, but his life was 97
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325949
Reference URL