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Brothers at the Reunion by Athena Kildegaard | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

The old men stood below the exit sign laughing and cussing as though they were in a well-lit bar—though they’d all given up drink years before. They cussed for the electricity of the words. Some, widowers who hadn’t kissed a woman in years, stroked the air with their hands. They didn’t touch one another. The... Read more »