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Unformatted text preview: Derek Kirby Creative Non-Fiction 1/25/09 Mint Snowball The short story, Mint Snowball, by Naomi Shihab Nye tells of a special family heritage. The author begins to talk about her grandfather, and the small shop that he owned, selling everything from rubbing alcohol to ice cream. He had one specialty, however, his mint snowball. It was so popular that people from all over the place, who had tried it previously, would travel just for that one quick taste again. Her grandfather, however, sold the recipe to another man in town, soon before he died. Nye speaks of how she never got the chance to taste a Mint Ball, and how it was her familys heritage. It was a very special thing that her grandfather did and she never got the chance to taste it. I tried to imagine what that might be like for me. I tried to think, if my grandfather made something that he was known for, I would definitely cherish the fact that he did. I look up to my grandfather, and everything he does for me is great. cherish the fact that he did....
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- Spring '09