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Cross by Margaret Hasse | Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 31st, 2016

Episode 695 of 786 episodes

At concerts that I did not want to attend with my mother, I learned to practice any number of nuisances possible in a place of silence. I wore a cross to vex my mother, a Unitarian, then ran the pendant back and forth along my necklace chain like a loud zipper. During a pianissimo passage... Read more »

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