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Corn Picking 1956 — Afternoon Break by Tom Hennen | Saturday, November 14, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

November 14th, 2015

Episode 400 of 781 episodes

I needed a heavy canvas jacket riding the cold red tractor, air an ice cube on bare skin. Blue sky over the aspen grove I drove through on the way back to the field, throttle wide open, the empty wagon I pulled hitting all the bumps on the dirt road. In the high branches of... Read more »

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