Thursday, March 12, 2009

Seeking a Fortune

Hello Dear Reader,
In the summer between 8th and 9th grades Grandpa (Wes) Carter went to Mercur (close to Ophir) and worked for his dad and uncle, Art Croft, who had leased a gold mine. They lived in a dugout, a miners’ shack dug back into the side of the mountain. Three of the walls of the shack were earthen but the front wall was made of lumber lined with cardboard.

Their diet consisted mainly of stew and beans. Wes lived to go home on weekends and eat his mother’s wonderful cooking. One Sunday, on their way back to Mercur, the men killed a jack rabbit for dinner. As they began to eat they found the rabbit had a boil. Wes said, “It’s funny we didn’t all get sick and die.” By “funny” he meant amazing--he wasn't amused.
Aunt Genni

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