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Tales by Tom

This podcast showcases the audio stories of Tom Cagley Sr.

Dec 4, 2011

Welcome to Tales By Tom. This is the second installment of Tom Cagley Sr's short story collections entitled, “Plain and Simple.”  

Obituaries: There’s a whole science to what you say in one. To see what the difference was between the ones in our Baton Rouge Advocate and the New York Times, I compared for several weeks. I found some striking ones. Also I wrote my own ---No telling what Jackie will do with it. Told her what I wanted on my tombstone, too ---with my ashes buried beneath or slowly filtered into the Arno in Florence, Italy over a period of months. How painful that will be for her, he said, tongue-in-cheek. Oh, the tombstone: “He loved his family.”

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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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