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My New, Funny Old Mother by Freya Manfred | Sunday, May 08, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

May 8th, 2016

Episode 578 of 786 episodes

Will I ever be as funny as my mother at ninety? I hope so, for everyone’s sake, especially mine. This woman, who swims, learns Spanish, cooks for herself, and works Thursdays at the library — this very Mother — burps after every bite, wets her pants, washes them, sports a hearing aid that screeches carols,... Read more »

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