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  • Mountain View, MO is a small town in the Ozarks. How small? This small.

    One summer my brother and I wrapped our canoe around a rock and were stranded eight miles from Grandma’s house.

    An old timer slowed down in his pick-up, looked us up and down while he leaned out the open window of his truck, and said, “Y’all must be Seward kids. Get in the back.”

    Dumbfounded and leery, I asked, “Now how would you know that?”

    He drawled, “I recognize the shape of your jaw.”
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