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Portrait of Viola by William Reichard | Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 24th, 2016

Episode 688 of 994 episodes

They lived without electricity. Their water came from a hand pump at the base of the windmill. A Nebraska farm, 1935. She said, you can’t miss what you never had. Drugstore goldfish in the water tank turned into giant orange and white carp, Koi prized in another country, another class. Her father threw them out... Read more »

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