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The Writer’s Almanac for April 20, 2015

April 20th, 2015

Episode 189 of 994 episodes

My mother’s playing cards with my aunt, Spite and Malice, the family pastime, the game my grandmother taught all her daughters. Midsummer: too hot to go out. Today, my aunt’s ahead; she’s getting the good cards. My mother’s dragging, having trouble with her concentration. She can’t get used to her own bed this summer. She... Read more »

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