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Down on the Farm: Recording the stories

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"You know, somebody should get him on tape telling all those stories," you hear people say about some local wag.

"Someday I just want to set up a video camera and have her talk for an hour," others announce. "When she's gone, all that history will just disappear."


The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Most wanna-be documentarians never get around to recording the storytellers and the old-timers.

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