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Summer drought brings back childhood memories of 'weathering the weather'

Sun and clouds against a blue sky
Hans Braxmeier
Photo used with permission

In this episode of our monthly series These Ozarks Hills, storyteller Marideth Sisco recalls a blistering summer from her childhood—and how she's learned to "weather the weather" in the Ozarks.

You can play the audio essay by clicking the "Listen" button above.

Marideth is a Missouri storyteller, veteran journalist, teacher, author, musician and student of folklore focusing on stories relevant to Ozarks culture and history. Each month, she’s the voice behind "These Ozarks Hills.” Sisco spent 20 years as an investigative and environmental writer for the West Plains Quill and was well known for her gardening column, “Crosspatch,” on which her new book is based. Sisco was a music consultant and featured singer in the 2010 award-winning feature film “Winter's Bone.”