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August 18, 2013

A tribute to a small town and growing up in Oklahoma

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NORMAN —

A signing is planned 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Hasting’s in Norman.

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His nostalgic trip down memory lane also reminds readers of the loss of the small town way of life where a child’s upbringing was more of a community responsibility. It’s a slice of Americana that is losing out to the homogenized suburbs along the interstates.

“I’m not a real supporter of Hillary Clinton but she was right when she said it takes a village to raise a child,” Heaston said. “We seem to have lost that. We’ve lost the family influence.”

Heaston thinks more of us should write down our memories to share with family and friends.

“At all of these book signings I tell people to get a yellow pad and start writing down their memories because when we’re gone they’ll be gone, too.”

Andy Rieger

editor@normantrancript.com

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