There 's No Place Like Home

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There’s no place like home When I was around eight years old, I remember living in my downstairs apartment playing with Lincoln Logs. Now, as we know, eight year olds have only one thing on their mind—play (or at least I did). So, to entertain me, my mom wanted me to watch a movie with her. And at that time, I wanted to try ANYTHING, so my mom was flipping channels when, just like every year around Christmas, “The Wizard of Oz” was on, and luckily, it had just started! However, being eight, and for seeing it for the first time, one of the things I didn’t understand about the movie was the fact that the 1930’s and 40’s weren’t ACTUALLY black and white. I also failed to understand that “The Wizard of Oz” wasn’t about a girl on LSD, and that “The Wizard of Oz” symbolized something Kansas, and there was more to the story than what meets the eye…
Kansas, when you haven’t lived in the Great Plains at all in your life, looks dead and dull, and anytime I made friends out-of-state, I would usually get told the same thing. “I don’t believe we’re in Kansas anymore!”, which wasn’t necessarily an insult, but a compliment because there’s one character who managed to give Kansas its name and style; Dorothy Gale. In 1898, Frank L Baum, the author of the book titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, had a daughter named Dorothy after having four boys. This was a blessing to Frank and his wife, Maud! Sadly, however, after five months, Dorothy became ill and died on November 11th 1898. This…

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