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Retired by Faith Shearin | Saturday, June 20, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

June 20th, 2015

Episode 251 of 786 episodes

On the island where I was a child nearly everyone was retired, their fortunes already made. Death was around them the way water was around our streets. They taught me how to go fishing without catching fish; the tide’s breath was marked in notebooks they kept beneath their pillows. One old lady fed me chocolates... Read more »

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