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A Long Way from Chicago Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Centennial Summer" Summary

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"Centennial Summer" Summary

During the last summer that the children will visit Grandma, Joe is fifteen, and Mary Alice is thirteen. They know that next year they'll have other obligations and won't be coming to Grandma's. At the train station, a sign announces that this is a centennial year for the town. Grandma tells them the centennial is nothing but a nuisance where people make fools of themselves. During dinner, though, she lets out the information that there will be a parade and a talent show. She finally tells the two kids that they'll have to go up in the attic for some items because they all will have to wear historical costumes. While the children are up there, they're to bring down the butter churn.

The children find clothes that will fit them, but Grandma asks them to bring down some old velvet curtains with...

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