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The Writer’s Almanac for December 13, 2014

December 13th, 2014

Episode 53 of 748 episodes

For a child of 1918 My grandfather said to me as we sat on the wagon seat, “Be sure to remember to always speak, to everyone you meet.” We met a stranger on foot. My grandfather’s whip tapped his hat. “Good day, sir. Good day. A fine day.” And I said it and bowed where... Read more »