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Marian Mathews Clark

Marian Mathews Clark writes, “I grew up in Mist, Oregon, where I was a stay-put strawberry picker. Through the years, I’ve worked as a counselor, a teacher, and am currently an academic advisor at the University of Iowa. And I have found no job more difficult than picking strawberries.”

— From December 1992

My Study On Stay-Puts

You can do your studies on us migratory types all you want. My sister Rose came home from school last year saying that’s what you stay-puts call us. I told her you’re probably the same guys yelling White trash bastards go home when we drive through Salem. She says, no, you wouldn’t yell at us.

December 1992
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