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Out of the Dust Chapter 61

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 61

The President's Ball

  • It's time for the annual Joyce City Franklin Roosevelt Birthday Bash, and Billie Jo and her dad have gotten themselves all gussied up to go out on a father-daughter date.
  • They bust a move on the dance floor and have a generally awesome time, and Arley announces that they raised more money for infantile paralysis than the year before.
  • Billie Jo then remembers last year, when she played piano at this same party, while waiting for the baby to come. She doesn't feel sad, though—it's a night for everyone to forget their cares and have fun.