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Remembering the past to be thankful for the present

Image by Gabe Raggio from Pixabay

In this month's episode, Marideth tells a coming of age story with her time living on California's central coast. Here, she tried to make a go of playing folk music, supplemented by a paper route and her father's World War II insurance policy.

But, her return to the Ozarks initially left her with some hesitation. Click the Listen button to find out how she overcame her initial misgivings and realized that this region has everything she needs. Just without an ocean.

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.”