The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Study Guide Chapter 10, Down on the Farm Summary & Analysis

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Bill's grandparents lived in Winfield. Bill loved everything about the town, including Main Street and the cornfields around town. A big red barn and a small, neat house stood on his grandparent's farm. A big oak tree grew in the backyard.

Bill generally spent his time on the farm following his grandfather around. Bill also went with his grandfather to the downtown area and Bill would get to choose two bottles of Nehi pop. In the summer, the family would walk into town for a potluck dinner virtually every night. The main dishes always came with the accompanying Jell-O and great desserts.

The weather in Winfield was colder, hotter, snowier, windier, and sunnier. The flatness of the land meant that one could watch incoming storms long before they got to Winfield. Tornadoes were also threats.

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