Arrowheads (I found a Folsom point)

Arrowheads click to see text — I combined a true ride with this find for the poem story.

arrowheads pic   another great drawing by Mary Newsome


I grew up wanting to find a really good arrowhead like everyone else seemed to do, but me.

God answers prayers. I asked specifically to find “a really nice one.”

My sons and I were pushing cows to a different watering tank because the cattle were drinking it faster than the windmill was making it. It was a terrible , hot day.

As my 4th grade son’s horse stepped over a suspicious shiny object, I stopped to check it out. There was a fine, fine, fine! chunk of flint with a point to it.

I sent it with my 6th grade son to have the local artifact expert, his teacher, check it out.

During our noon meal “dinner”, he called me on the phone. With baited breath, the teacher asked me “Do you have any idea what your son just handed me?”

Of course, I had no idea.  I thought it was a 100 or 125 year old arrowhead left by native hunters years ago.

“If I could find one of these, I’d stop looking for the rest of my life!” he said.

“And the craziest part was one of my students pulled it out of his shirt pocket and handed it to me!! I’ve read about them and seen pictures of them but NEVER of this type material, red chirt! I can’t believe I’m holding it in my hand right now!

This man never to my knowledge had claimed religious affiliation, but I had the privilege of sharing how God had answered my simple prayer. I’m still very grateful.


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