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Robart: Where's your family ?
Francesca: My husband took the kids to the I IS State Fair for my daughter 's Entrance Prrize steer.
Robert: How old ?
Francesca: Oh, a Year and half.
Robert: No, you know, I mean kids.
Francesca: Oh, Michael is 17 and Carofyn is 16.
Robert: lt's nice to have kids.
Francesca: Yea, but they are not kids any more. Things change.
Frabert: They always do. One the law of nature, Most people are afraid of change, but if you look at it like it's something that can always count on, then it can loe a comfort. It doesn't have many things that you can count on.
Francesca: Ah, I guess l'm one of those people that frightens anything.
Robert: No, I doubt that.
Francesca: Why did you say that ?
Robert: From ltaly to lowa, that's a big change.
Francesca: No. But Richard was in the army there. I married him when I was living in Naples, I didn't know anything about lowa. I just cared that it was America, and of course. oeing with Richardson.
Robert: VVhat 's he like ?
Francesca : He is very clean and.
Francesca: Yeah, no. I mean ( laugh ) he is a very hard worker,very caring, honest He is gent(e , he is good father.
Robert : C1ean ?
Robert: And you like liv;ng in lowa, ) guess.
Francesca: Em, yea
Robert: Go ahead.I'm not going to telI anyone.
Francesca: Oh. l'm supposed to say, lt's just fine, lt's quiet. The people are really nice, and all that is true, mostly. lt's quiet and people are nice. In some ways, you know, we'II help each other out. When someone is sick or hurt, all the neighbors come in. They pick com. or harvest oats, whatever. When it's been done, you're going to town, you can leave your car unlocked, let the kids run around, don't worry about them. Yea, there are lot of nice things about peopte here and I respect them for these qualities, but--
Robert: But ?
Francesca: Well, it is not what I dreamed of as a girl.
Robert: Yea. I scribbfed something down the other day. I often do that when I am on the road. It goes like this, the old dreams or good dreams, they didn't work out, but I had them. I don't know what all that means, just thought it might be used someday. Well, anyway I thlnk I kind of know how you feel.
弗朗西斯卡：哦，迈克尔1 7岁，卡罗琳1 6岁。