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By Carl Sandburg

Born in 1878, Carl Sandburg grew with the US. As a boy he performed, studied, and matured in Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg's memory promises a nostalgic view of small-town existence and a useful standpoint on American background. Index.

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No no no she really does. I’m not worried about her. She would never fuck around with a married guy to my knowledge. Aw, what do I know? Don’t don’t spoil my view of her. Yeah. Well, she’s a big flatterer. Well, she’s just too insecure, yeah. She’s insecure about that stuff. I don’t know, man, you know, when it comes down to it she’s so fucking mean to these guys. I mean, she’s so fucking brutal. Yeah, I don’t I think I think she’s a lesbian. I always have said this. I I to this moment I believe it.

It’s all gossip. And then she said something really weird to me. You know how like you always get hung up one thing that somebody says and I and I got hung up on one 60 Act 1 comment of hers. And the comment was. And it was something like and it wasn’t related to this but it just sticking in my mind it’s the point she said we’re talking about like really dreadful confessional work and she’s like well, you wouldn’t write anything confessional, would you? I said, well, absolutely not, really. But then I started to think, like some of the longer pieces are little bit confessional but they’re mostly appropriated; the I is not me.

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