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* OldSoldier: Colonel Freeleigh. The boys in Green Town enjoy visiting him and hearing his stories about fighting in the Civil War. See also RetiredBadass.

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* OldSoldier: RetiredBadass: Colonel Freeleigh. The boys in Green Town enjoy visiting him and hearing his stories about fighting in the Civil War. See also RetiredBadass.


* MultiGenerationalHousehold: The Spaulding Boys live in a big house with their parents, grandparents and a few aunts and uncles.
* MysteryMeat: Doug's grandma has a disorganized kitchen and pantry full of unlabeled ingredients scattered everywhere. She just grabs stuff at random and throws it all together. Because of this nobody know exactly what each dish contains, but that doesn't matter because she makes the most legendary, mouth-watering meals anyone has ever tasted.

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* MultiGenerationalHousehold: The Spaulding Boys boys live in a big house with their parents, grandparents grandparents, and a few aunts and uncles.
* MysteryMeat: Doug's grandma has a disorganized kitchen and pantry full of unlabeled ingredients scattered everywhere. She just grabs stuff at random and throws it all together. Because of this nobody know knows exactly what each dish contains, but that doesn't matter because she makes the most legendary, mouth-watering meals anyone has ever tasted.


* FancyDinner: Doug and Tom's grandmother is known for making extravagant dinners that the whole family loves.


A departure from Creator/RayBradbury’s typical science fiction work, Dandelion Wine is a nostalgic and semi-autobiographical novel based on the author’s boyhood in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waukegan,_Illinois/ Waukegan, Illinois]]. It offers vivid details of small town life in 1920’s America in what can be described as a Norman Rockwell painting in book form.


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A departure from Creator/RayBradbury’s typical science fiction work, Dandelion Wine is a nostalgic and semi-autobiographical novel based on the author’s boyhood in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waukegan,_Illinois/ Waukegan, Illinois]]. It offers vivid details of small town life in 1920’s America in what can be described as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell Norman Rockwell Rockwell]] painting in book form.



* LongLived: Doug's Great-Grandmother is said to be 90 years old, and Helen Loomis, one of the residents of Green Town, is 95.



* MortalityPhobia: Doug has to deal with this after a few Green Town residents die over the summer, and he comes to the realization that he will eventually have to die too.

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* MortalityPhobia: Doug has to deal with this after a few Green Town residents die over the summer, and he comes to the realization that [[WeAllDieSomeday he will eventually have to die too.too]].



* TeamChef: Doug's Grandma cooks [[FancyDinner enormous dinners for the whole extended family]].
* WeAllDieSomeday: This really sinks in for Doug towards the end of the book.

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* TeamChef: Doug's Grandma cooks [[FancyDinner enormous dinners for the whole extended family]].
* WeAllDieSomeday: This really sinks in for Doug towards the end of the book.
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* TeamChef: Doug's Grandma cooks enormous dinners for the whole extended family.

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* TeamChef: Doug's Grandma cooks [[FancyDinner enormous dinners for the whole extended family.family]].


* ApronMatron: Doug's grandmother and great-grandmother.


* GrannyClassic: Grandma and Great-Grandma embody this trope to a T.

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* GrannyClassic: Grandma and Great-Grandma embody this trope to a T. See also ApronMatron.


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: At the beginning of the book, Doug wakes up before everyone else and silently commands his family to wake up, brush their teeth, start making breakfast etc. Lights go on and the townspeople begin their day immediately after Doug tells them to. To the reader it almost seems as if Doug has the supernatural ability to control the actions of the townspeople. Or it could be that he has memorized the daily rhythm of his community and tells people to do things right before they would usually do them.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: At the beginning of the book, Doug wakes up before everyone else and silently commands his family to wake up, brush their teeth, start making breakfast etc. Lights go on and the townspeople begin their day immediately after Doug tells them to. To the reader it almost seems as if Doug has the supernatural ability to control the actions of the townspeople. Or it could be that he has memorized the daily rhythm of his community and tells people to do things right before they would usually do them. See also MagicRealism.


* MaybeMagic, MaybeMundane: At the beginning of the book, Doug wakes up before everyone else and silently commands his family to wake up, brush their teeth, start making breakfast etc. Lights go on and the townspeople begin their day immediately after Doug tells them to. To the reader it almost seems as if Doug has the supernatural ability to control the actions of the townspeople. Or it could be that he has memorized the daily rhythm of his community and tells people to do things right before they would usually do them.

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* MaybeMagic, MaybeMundane: MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: At the beginning of the book, Doug wakes up before everyone else and silently commands his family to wake up, brush their teeth, start making breakfast etc. Lights go on and the townspeople begin their day immediately after Doug tells them to. To the reader it almost seems as if Doug has the supernatural ability to control the actions of the townspeople. Or it could be that he has memorized the daily rhythm of his community and tells people to do things right before they would usually do them.


* MaybeMagic,MaybeMundane: At the beginning of the book, Doug wakes up before everyone else and silently commands his family to wake up, brush their teeth, start making breakfast etc. Lights go on and the townspeople begin their day immediately after Doug tells them to. To the reader it almost seems as if Doug has the supernatural ability to control the actions of the townspeople. Or it could be that he has memorized the daily rhythm of his community and tells people to do things right before they would usually do them.

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* MaybeMagic,MaybeMundane: MaybeMagic, MaybeMundane: At the beginning of the book, Doug wakes up before everyone else and silently commands his family to wake up, brush their teeth, start making breakfast etc. Lights go on and the townspeople begin their day immediately after Doug tells them to. To the reader it almost seems as if Doug has the supernatural ability to control the actions of the townspeople. Or it could be that he has memorized the daily rhythm of his community and tells people to do things right before they would usually do them.


* Brain Fever: One morning Doug wakes up with a fever and feels too sick to get out of bed. The doctor examines him, but has no idea what could be causing his sudden illness. Tom thinks this malaise may be caused by all the disappointing things that happened to Doug over the summer.

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* Brain Fever: BrainFever: One morning Doug wakes up with a fever and feels too sick to get out of bed. The doctor examines him, but has no idea what could be causing his sudden illness. Tom thinks this malaise may be caused by all the disappointing things that happened to Doug over the summer.



* Cicadian Rhythm: In one of the later chapters Tom Spaulding is listening to the cicadas outside. He believes that the number of times a cicada buzzes in fifteen seconds plus thirty-nine equals the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. Doug thinks this is a waste of time and tells him that he could just look at a thermometer. This annoys Tom and causes him to argue with his brother.

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* Cicadian Rhythm: CicadianRhythm: In one of the later chapters Tom Spaulding is listening to the cicadas outside. He believes that the number of times a cicada buzzes in fifteen seconds plus thirty-nine equals the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. Doug thinks this is a waste of time and tells him that he could just look at a thermometer. This annoys Tom and causes him to argue with his brother.



* Heat Wave: The opening paragraphs of one chapter describe a heat wave descending on Green Town in the middle of the night.

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* Heat Wave: HeatWave: The opening paragraphs of one chapter describe a heat wave descending on Green Town in the middle of the night.


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* MaybeMagic,MaybeMundane: At the beginning of the book, Doug wakes up before everyone else and silently commands his family to wake up, brush their teeth, start making breakfast etc. Lights go on and the townspeople begin their day immediately after Doug tells them to. To the reader it almost seems as if Doug has the supernatural ability to control the actions of the townspeople. Or it could be that he has memorized the daily rhythm of his community and tells people to do things right before they would usually do them.


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* SeasonalBaggage: Being a book about summer, Dandelion Wine is loaded with references to picking berries, porch swings, freshly mowed lawns, 4th of July firecrackers, and other things traditionally associated with summer.

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