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May 12, 2013


This is a wonderful piece. I laughed at those two great bits of dialogue---the two sisters each thinking she was the favorite, and your mother's parting line to the doctor. Oh, grant us, Great Spirit of Secular Humanism, such courage and good humor under these circumstances.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
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of coming back
ten hours later
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"After You've Gone"
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