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Great Stories about growing up in the Horntown, Oklahoma area!

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The Story        

 
  My Uncle lived near the old home of my Grandmother who had passed in the 1940's.  One trip back to visit, he asked if I would like to go into the house and pick something of hers too have.  He had a key and in we went. 
   Looking over the things I tried to pick something small that would travel well.  I spied an old rolling pin that had only one handle. I told him that this would be the right thing. 
   Now he says "Do you want the Story?"  Of course I do.  He said, "Many years ago, a nephew of Grandmothers had a knack for carving."   He had begun to carve a sassafras rolling pin for his mother, but somehow one handle had broken off.  So he sat it aside and began to carve a new one.  Grandmother visited one day and was given this one handled rolling pin.  She was delighted to have it.  I'm sure it rolled out many a biscuit.
   The knife makings on the end where the handle is missing are very visible and show how much care was given to make it smooth.  The handle that is on it, is very smooth and tapers to the rolling part, to fit a small hand. My children thought it would make a great weapon.  Sassafras wood is very heavy.  It has been carried with us from place to place,  never thrown away because of  "The Story".     
Lou Anne Allen, Attended Moss Schools from the 3rd. - 6th. Grades.

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