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Grandma Shorba’s Ragamuffin Stew by Freya Manfred | Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

June 10th, 2015

Episode 241 of 780 episodes

During World War II, Grandma Shorba handed plates of bread and meat to strangers who asked for work in exchange for food. After chopping wood and mending fences, the lean, stoop-shouldered men went on their way. “May God watch over them,” Grandma said. I was glad I didn’t have to follow them down the long... Read more »

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