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Glencoe native brings farm experience to one-woman show

small family farm seem to disappear, actress Deborah Templin is going to bring them back for two shows at the Hutchinson Event Center with her show, “Singing for the Cows.”
Templin, graduate of Glencoe High School, First Lutheran School and District 6 country school, has created a show comprised of a series of stories, poems and songs that reflect on life in rural McLeod County, especially her time growing up on a dairy farm.
How can dairy farming prepare one for the world of acting? If there’s one thing an actor has to do, it’s audition, and it never stops.
“It’s kind of like milking cows,” Templin said, “It’s always the same, and if you don’t do it, you don’t have a job!”
Templin has never forgotten her love of McLeod County. Her visits with her mother, Verda, 95, who is living in long-term care in Glencoe, always include nostalgic car rides, when Templin can hear her mother’s memories revisited as they tour the old country sites of her youth. Her mother’s love of history is what inspired “Singing for the Cows.”

For more, see the Feb. 18 print edition of The Chronicle.