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Tales by Tom

This podcast showcases the audio stories of Tom Cagley Sr.

Sep 23, 2012

Welcome to Tales By Tom. This is the fourth installment of Tom Cagley Sr's short story collections entitled, “Innocents All.”   

6. Dogs in my life - I have always had dogs in my life, but not since Florida. Back in Baton Rouge, I babysit my last son’s dog, a well-trained Chocolate Lab, often, and I wonder if I really would like one of my own. It’s supposed to be good for old people, but since I’ll never be old enough for AARP, maybe I won’t make my dogs years either. Yes and no, yes and no, no and yes.

7. The Paper Boy - I did my stint as one on the ‘40s. I didn’t mind the deliveries but I hated the door-to-door collections every month. My oldest son, Tom Jr., went the same route (sorry for the pun) in a different city, except he didn’t have the collection burden. We had some memorable Sundays delivering papers in the time before the sun came up in Warren, Ohio.

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The music is a song titled "Rhapsody" by Andy Guthrie and was supplied Music Alley from Mevio (

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