Alta in 32 and Songs

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In May of 1998 I was mulling something Mom [Pat Hoffer] had told me relative to Grandma [Alta Padgett] and her love for horses and riding, was starting to formulate a song, but felt that I needed a lot more information and inspiration.

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In ’32, in southern Indiana,
Daddy couldn’t teach school ‘cause he wouldn’t join the Klan,
And you know, he would never do that, Lord, no.
Now he and Mother’d been married nine years,

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Into dust bowl South Dakota, Alta and her children
Stepped down off the stairs of the ancient Greyhound Bus.
Shaking off their journey, weary from the days-long,
The children were hit by a fierce-some, flat-out gust.

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