One Foot in Heaven Author:Hartzell SPence Son of a practical parson who had one foot in heaven, was born in CLarion, IA in 1908. When he was nine his father presided over a parish in Omaha. A steep hill in front of thier hous was ropped off for coasting. Once Hartzell was rushing down the hill on his sled when a fire truck cut across at an intersection. He ducked his head and waited... more ». THere was a roar but no collision. At the bottom of the hill he learned he had gone between the front and rear wheels of the trucks.
He rushed home and told his father the story. The parson listened, then said "your diction is good;your action well timed; the suspense is excellent. Its a fine story. Now tell me what happened" Ever since that day Hartzell has been trying to make the news convincing.« less