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The Man in the Yard by Howard Nelson | Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

May 31st, 2016

Episode 601 of 785 episodes

My father told me once that when he was about twenty he had a new girlfriend, and once they stopped by the house on the way to somewhere, just a quick stop to pick something up, and my grandfather, who wasn’t well— it turned out he had TB and would die at fifty-two——was sitting in... Read more »

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