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Radio listeners heard it from the lips of England’s Prime Minister – the inimitable Winston Churchill. In the 1939 radio broadcast, he said Russia “is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” Fast forward 80 years to Uncle Mort’s 107th birthday party on July 4. This old Churchillian quote fits my kin quite well, but perhaps deserves one additional phrase, like “scattered in gun powder packed in a blunderbuss.” Anyway, there’s mounting evidence that maybe God did make Mort after He broke the mold. The mention of Mort’s name in The Thicket invariably elicits groans. This is particularly true at meetings of ...

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