Mary McCormick and her father, Dan E. Andrews, Jr., discuss his childhood growing up during the Great Depression in America’s Dust Bowl region.

Dan shares a story of his scariest moment, telling Mary about a time when he was looking for coal along the railroad tracks with a friend and the friend’s little brother when the youngest boy’s shoe got wedged in the tracks requiring fast action and quick thinking.

Originally aired May 19, 2006, on NPR’s Morning Edition.