When You Just Want to Throw Something

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Kelley Edwards, left, interviewed her mother, Judy Allen.

Kelley Edwards, left, interviewed her mother, Judy Allen, at the Grand Central Booth in New York. StoryCorps hide caption

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When a romance ends, it can happen in any one of a thousand ways — and the results can be just as unexpected. For Judy Allen, the discovery that her husband was cheating on her led her to act out: She threw a rock through his car window.

Though they separated, the pair formed a different relationship. In fact, years later that same rock was returned to Allen as a prank. And although she remains friendly with her ex-husband to this day, she says she no longer has the rock.

Judy Allen, 65, told the tale to her daughter, Kelley Edwards, 44, at the Grand Central StoryBooth in New York.

Stories from the StoryCorps oral history project can be heard every Friday on 'Morning Edition'. This week, the mobile booths are in in Michigan and Montana.



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