Only thing that is higher than that dust is your debts. Dust settles, but debts don’t.
The wind blew the farm away, but we didn't lose everything—we still got a mortgage.
Those people who remained in western Oklahoma faced their dilemma armed with a sense of humor. Beaver County residents tested the strength of the wind by nailing a chain to a fence post; the wind could not be called a stiff breeze until the chain blew straight out.
Another story told of a New Mexican farmer who sued an Oklahoman for his farm, which had blown east and settled at Guymon; reportedly the Oklahoman filed a countersuit, saying he had just planted a crop on this land when the wind blew it back to New Mexico.
One humorist told—with a straight face—that he had seen a prairie dog digging a hole up in the air ten feet off the ground.
—Odie Faulk and William Welge
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Oklahomans Vol 2 :
Statehood - 2020s
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