The Whole Town's Talking - Section 3: “The Twenties, All the Wonderful Things in Store” Summary & Analysis

Fannie Flagg
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There are more changes to Elmwood Springs in the 1920s, including a water tower, a celebration of Founder’s Day, and the opening of the first department store. Katrina’s brother, Olaf Olsen, who moved to the town from Sweden is the shoe salesman at the store and meets all the members of the town through his position. Olaf’s daughter, Beatrice, and her best friend, Elner, come to the store often to play around.

Ingrid Nordstrom, Lordor and Katrina’s daughter, wants to become a veterinarian and applies to an Iowa state college under the name: “I. Nordstrom.” She is accepted, but when they find out that she is a woman, they try to force her not to enroll. She does enroll and becomes a veterinarian. Ingrid meets someone in college named Ray Wallace. He...

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