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Tales by Tom

This podcast showcases the audio stories of Tom Cagley Sr.

Jul 18, 2010

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

Story 29: I had a dream. I know dreams can’t predict the future, but things happen when you’re asleep that must mean something. I mean, suddenly a guy you went to high school with appears to you in your sleep. You talk for the first time in 52 years, and he gives you some advice. In the morning you remember his words and yours, and the advice seems to solve a problem you’d been trying to solve for a while. You pass it on.

In four years, it turns out to be the best advice you could have ever had.

And you got it in a dream. Did it just happen?

Story 30: O’Hara I didn’t see Gone with the Wind until I’d remarried. As a result, Scarlett was never a significant influence in my life, but Maureen was. For those of you who don’t know who she is (she is still with us by the way), please look her up on the Internet. See if you can get a peek at her in Sinbad the Sailor. I saw that movie when I was 12 and fell in love with the beautiful and spirited redhead at once.

The fervor, although it relaxed to fit my life as it evolved, never left me. Before I went off to college, I saw The Quiet Man. I’d grown up and so had she. But nothing had changed between us.

Then it did --- and story 30 is about what happened.

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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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ten and a half years ago

I think I enjoyed this the very best - having heard you mention some of this, at different times, it was good to have it all together. I have 2 of her movies on DVD and found out the name of my friends B&B mentioned in the movie.
Keep up the good work -