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By Joseph Dawson

An intensely own and intimate autobiographical portrait of the Baptist minister and journalist.

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Finally he arose, paced the floor, and said hoarsely: "I think you're rightwhen it stops raining we'll have to find some other place, if we can. " "Oh, Mart," moaned Mother, "You're always saying it is better somewhere else. I didn't mean that. " Her face was drawn, her voice tremulous with grief. Rain fell intermittently for two days, but Elm Creek gradually subsided. Father joined the searchers. On Sunday, Dr. Maner, who lived up the creek, forded the crossing to see if all was well with us. He rode in his bespattered buggy behind two strong bay horses that sped him constantly around the countryside in his ministry to the sick.

When we went outside between dances she sat so close to me that I almost took her in my arms and kissed her. Afterwards I concluded she enjoyed my simplicity and confusion. We went to few meetings other than church. True, Father and Mother waxed enthusiastic about the July Fourth celebration at Files Valley. Beforehand they said there would be a brass band from Itasca, barbecued beef, and our Congressman would make a speech. Mother took along two pies, a cake, and boiled vegetables, together with her specialty, salt-rising bread.

When we went outside between dances she sat so close to me that I almost took her in my arms and kissed her. Afterwards I concluded she enjoyed my simplicity and confusion. We went to few meetings other than church. True, Father and Mother waxed enthusiastic about the July Fourth celebration at Files Valley. Beforehand they said there would be a brass band from Itasca, barbecued beef, and our Congressman would make a speech. Mother took along two pies, a cake, and boiled vegetables, together with her specialty, salt-rising bread.

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