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Thanksgiving on the IRT

On the platform of the Lexington Avenue and 96th Street station, a tall man was bent over a trash container. His body was folded at the waist, and his long, thrashing arms banged against the sides of the container, tipping it from side to side. It was as if he were using the trash can as inverted bongo drums. He was wearing an old, ratty trench coat: brown or maybe green. On my usual route🔒

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Jeanine M. Dell’Olio is a professor emerita from the Education Department of Hope College. She is a member of Holland (Mich.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, November 2015

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