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Each day, Garrison Keillor reads a poem and relates stories of significant events touching literary history.

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Genealogy by Gail Mazur | Wednesday, February 08, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Of my ancestors I know little, and to try tracing them now would be absurd, their surnames reinvented, mangled at every gate. Was there, among their number, a hero? Were there heliographs, a silhouette, daguerreotypes, lost in the wolverine dark as they fled where they were unwanted for where they were unwanted? To me, it... Read more »