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The Ice Man by Jeanne Lohmann | Tuesday, June 07, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

June 7th, 2016

Episode 609 of 780 episodes

Winters when the Olentangy River froze deep enough, we cut the ice into blocks, hauled them on sleds to deep freeze storage. In our town, Shorty Vanetta, the ice man, muscled his pick and saw to cut the twenty-, fifty-, and hundred-pound cakes he hoisted to the thick leather pad on his shoulder. With his... Read more »

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