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Tales by Tom

This podcast showcases the audio stories of Tom Cagley Sr.

May 9, 2010

Welcome to Tales By Tom. This is the tenth installment of Tom Cagley Sr's short story collections entitled, “Travel At Your Own Risk.”  

Story 19. Round and round. In old-time baseball, pitchers threw “spitballs.” It has been illegal since before the Great Depression. But that’s when my father threw his spitballs with his sidearm delivery. Of course, he had to have his glove “adjusted” to be able to do that. I saw that glove in the early ‘50s, then it disappeared.

Story 20… I saw angels. A night out in Florence, Italy lead to what I thought was a heart attack the next morning. It’s the only killer in my family. That morning, remembering my history and having fainted twice without any explanation, I thought it was my time. But when I saw three angels at the foot of my bed, I knew the crisis had passed and that the church bells ringing in the distance were for me.

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The music is a song titled "Rhapsody" by Andy Guthrie and was supplied Music Alley from Mevio ( See you in two weeks!