Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Zig Ziglar

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Zig Ziglar

Article excerpt

I WAS raised during the Depression by a widowed mother with six children too young to work.

Things were tough financially. Each one of us did what we could to make our contribution.

Five milk cows, some fruit trees and a large garden provided most of our food. My brothers and I all got part-time jobs in a grocery store. My sisters worked in small department stores.

One of my responsibilities each morning was to take the cows out and stake them in good grass.

At lunch time, I would move them to another spot where there was more good grass. One day, I was anxious to get back to school and play a little softball before the lunch break ended. In my hurry, I improperly staked one of the cows. She got loose and invaded a nearby garden.

That afternoon, when I returned for the cow, I was confronted by a woman who was upset because of what our cow had done to her garden. …

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