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Dancing School, 1932 by Marianne MacCuish | Sunday, October 11, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 11th, 2015

Episode 365 of 787 episodes

1932 In a time of national crisis we learned to curtsy to point a patent leather toe bend a knee over our Mary Janes with satin hairbows slipping down our cheeks In the Knights of Columbus Hall the floor fresh-shined gleamed through auras of stale cigar taint of Lysol numbing the glamour of sweetpea wrist-corsages... Read more »

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