Saturday, February 11, 2017

It Was their Final Offer

The natives in the area offered a Mrs. Williams of Corrine, Utah 50 ponies and many blankets for what?
a.                  A life time supply of her watermelon pie
b.                  One of her children
c.                   Her husband’s cannon
d.                  Her land
Yesterday’s answer:
C.   Bread
From the journal of Mary Ann Chapple Warner:   Our journey was a peaceful one, unmarred except by an occasional stray Indian. Despite the fact we saw only a few Indians, a sharp lookout was kept so we would not be taken by surprise in case of an attack. As we traveled along the dusty, hot trail, Father often shot rabbits and other wild game so we would have a change of diet. As evening drew near and the wagons were drawn into a circle for the night, I used to go out with the other children and fill my apron with buffalo chips for the fire. The Mother would start our evening meal and make soda bread, which was as yellow as gold and tasted as bitter as gall. Never in her life before had my mother made bread. It is little wonder our bread was so bitter.

Lesson Committee, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1995), 6:67.

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