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A Morning Visitor and I

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s63x84sr
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr

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Title A Morning Visitor and I
Description A MORNING VISITOR AND I Jessie Oldroyd Senior Division Honorable Mention Anecdote "Oh what a beautiful morning. Oh. what a beautiful day." With this song in my heart. I planned to work in the flower garden. As I opened the front door and stepped onto the porch. I froze in my tracks, my heart seemed to stop beating, the singing stopped abruptly. There, directly in front of me, a big, horrid, venomous-looking snake all curled up. ready to strike, and eyes looking at me as if to say: "Beware! I'm a visitor...I challenge you!" Oh. where did it come from? Why is it here? Is it dead or alive? A quick thought. What do I do? If I run and it disappears. I'll be frightened. Getting my breath back, I called my neighbor: "Get a shovel. Vurl. and hurry. There's a snake on our porch. Dead or alive, I do not know. It looks alive." He rushed out. We each got a shovel. His wife and two little girls came running, calling, "I want to see the snake. I want to go with daddy.* "You can't go over there. The snake may bite you." warned their mother. No matter - they all came. Vurl and I, moving carefully, cautiously, lightly touched the horrid looking reptile. No movement! We gave a harder poke, then breathed, and gave a sigh of relief. Thank goodness it was dead, but it surely looked alive. Now, what to do with it? Haul i! off? That we did. quickly. The blood in my veins began miming again. I recovered my composure. What a scare! I sort of lost my desire to garden right then. The following day I had three visitors, a father and his two sons, Wendell and Gene. I was working in my flower garden. We talked casually for a few minutes, then the father looked at his boys and said. "Go on, boys. Tell this lady what you came to say." The boys looked at each other, grinned and giggled. "We put the snake on your porch last night. We didn't mean to scare you, we just wanted some run, play pranks. Keith was with us, too, and we did worser things on other porches, Lots of other kids did, too. Were you really scared?" Their eyes twinkled. How mischievous they looked as they asked again, "Did it really scare you?" "Well, I could lave had a heart attack, but I didn't." 32
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Identifier 044_A Morning Visitor and I.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326026
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326026