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"The dust would blow in those Dirty Thirties. The dust would blow in from Oklahoma, that red dust. I'll never forget it as long as I live. You know, we lived in an old, old house. The windows, of course, were not all that great. It was horrible. It would get into our windowsills and it was just – Cleaning up, your rag that you was looking at would be red with dust. On the floors and everything else. But it passed, and we lived through it. And I'm here to talk about it."

Mildred Opitz on the Dirty Thirties

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Other Excerpts from Mildred Opitz's Interview:

Poisoning Grasshoppers
FDR
Spilled Cream
1930s Balance Sheet
Another Depression?
The Worst Dust Storm
Giving Birth at Home
Keeping a Garden
Kids Growing Up Today
Flour Sacks for Clothes
Erecting Poles for the REA
Getting Lights and a Fridge
Indoor Plumbing
Simple Pleasures
Jazz
Dancing
Dating & Necking
Watermelon Time
Prohitition & Alcohol
Gypsies