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Chores by Maxine Kumin | Monday, June 06, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

June 6th, 2016

Episode 608 of 788 episodes

All day he’s shoveled green pine sawdust out of the trailer truck into the chute. From time to time he’s clambered down to even the pile. Now his hair is frosted with sawdust. Little rivers of sawdust pour out of his boots. I hope in the afterlife there’s none of this stuff he says, stripping... Read more »

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