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Dust Bowl Survivors

Interesting brief bit about comparing the dust bowl to current droughts. And fascinating photos of “Okies” who stayed to fight out the dust bowl.

http://time.com/3517348/true-grit-dust-bowl-survivors/

Extreme Weather

Movie Review: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

This movie couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. I’m not sure if I would have enjoyed The Grapes of Wrath at any point in my life but now. 797 more words

Movies

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes Of Wrath Book Review

A very, very long time ago I created a list of my 10 favorite books and have maintained and updated it ever since. 591 more words

Books

The Grapes Of Wrath - John Steinbeck

Emotionally gripping book, by my favorite author, about the displacement of farmers, and the destruction of their families during the Great Depression.  After serving time in prison, Tom Joad heads back to his family’s farm in Oklahoma.   141 more words

Writing

11 of the Craziest Things People Say About Oklahoma

1. How’d you get so tan? There aren’t any beaches in Oklahoma.

Are you kidding me? There is still a sun. It still shines down on us Okies in the Sooner State, and we tan just like the rest of you. 669 more words

A SOLDIER IN THE WAR ON POVERTY

A soldier in the war on poverty, a saying most of us have heard at some point or another.

A long running war devoid of Purple Heart medals for the walking wounded, of which the numbers are legion, and most often ending in a paupers grave. 679 more words

Why Okies Can't Handle Earthquakes

In the last few years, The Sooner State has been hit with some pretty substantial earthquakes. As an Okie, I’m use to tornadoes.. And rednecks reporting of the possessions and mobile homes they lost in “that there ‘nader.” My mind can process a tornado ripping through the heart of my beloved state. 354 more words

Humor