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The East Berliner, 1989 by Ginger Murchison | Friday, May 06, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

May 6th, 2016

Episode 576 of 780 episodes

They didn’t come for the bananas, but everyone who came through that hole in the wall wanted one, the West ready with its Welkommen! mountains of yellow. After twenty-eight years of concrete-cold days and only those few flowers defiant in the cracks of denial, imagine the yellow-fresh sight, that spike on the tongue, the fireworks... Read more »

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