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Day Trip Postcards

Day Trip Postcards

Dear Kay, Remember yesterday? When we had lunch in New York when my friend Susan and I wackily decided to come up for a day trip to see Driving Miss Daisy with Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones? A day trip with a classics professor is probably the most delightful way to travel, and I have to say, Susan was amazing company. It is possible, I found, to talk for twelve hours straight. Not every classics professor raises cattle, cranks Klimt...

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