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Passing Sayings Along to a New Generation

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Passing Sayings Along to a New Generation

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Now that storyteller Kevin Kling is at the age his dad was when he remembers his dad best, it all begins to make sense. Losing eyeglasses, getting names of kids and pets mixed up. It also took this long to begin to understand some of dad's old sayings, like "hotter than a three-dollar pistol" or "like a cheap hotel." Now he finds himself passing these sayings along to another generation.