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At the Sunny Ridge Retirement Center by Peg Bresnahan | Saturday, August 06, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 6th, 2016

Episode 669 of 861 episodes

During Harriet’s memorial service, Frances leaned, put her head on my shoulder and died—quietly as if she didn’t want to interrupt Harriet’s program. The minister didn’t see us, no one knew except me. At the piano, Mary played the introduction to Going Home. Everyone thumbed their hymnals for page two hundred forty-three. I didn’t know... Read more »

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