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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:39 AM

9. My parents were reminiscing with my aunt about their early childhood.

They talked about the dust bowl years in the heartland. They were born into it or still too young to remember anything else. They didn't know the world could be any different until it changed. The conversation began when my aunt mentioned that the drought lasted ten years. "That was a long time," she said. My mother related how her father would look at the sky every night and say, "No rain tonight." They remembered that the corn was only waist-high ("No, knee-high," the other interjected.) In their childhood, they thought that was the normal height for corn. It was a fascinating conversation to listen in.

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