The Whole Town's Talking - Section 1: “And So It Begins…” Summary & Analysis

Fannie Flagg
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The section starts with Lordor Nordstrom arriving to Missouri in 1890. He left Sweden to come to America to find land for a dairy farm. One of the first things he and the community do together is allocate the place for their graves, on a hill he dubs Still Meadows. They take plots that are right next to each other, the same formation as they live now. Although Lordor has successfully built up the town, and has started a dairy farm, he is lonely and decides to look for a wife by placing an advertisement in a Chicago newspaper. He finds Katrina Olsen, a recent transplant from Sweden herself, working for a large family in Chicago. Katrina wants to go, but her friend, Anna Lee, tells her she should not go and that she should not tell Lordor about her glasses...

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