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Barrier Island by Floyd Skloot | Saturday, October 08, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 8th, 2016

Episode 733 of 783 episodes

The carousel and bumper cars were long gone. Seidel’s Skee Ball, the five-cent fortune telling machine, Izzy’s Knishes, the shooting gallery, teenage crooners harmonizing at Waller’s frozen custard stand: I saw them all vanish when I was still a boy. The three-story concrete watchtower that protected us from Nazi submarines was rubble. I played at... Read more »

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