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September, The First Day Of School by Howard Nemerov | Wednesday, September 09, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

September 9th, 2015

Episode 333 of 785 episodes

I My child and I hold hands on the way to school, And when I leave him at the first-grade door He cries a little but is brave; he does Let go. My selfish tears remind me how I cried before that door a life ago. I may have had a hard time letting go.... Read more »

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