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August 31, 2009


What can I say? Beautiful.

The highlight of my father-in-law's WWII service was being assigned as Betty Grable's driver when she visited his camp in England. He drove her around all day, bought her a hamburger for lunch, and got a kiss on the cheek that still made his eyes sparkle over 60 years later.

This is fantastic. Thanks.
Marissa Despain

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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