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Nurturing Monet's Garden

Elizabeth Murray quit her dream job to volunteer in Monet's garden in Giverny, France. Her family thought she was mad to leave her cushy horticulture job in California on a verbal promise for free room and board. But Elizabeth says her urge to work there was unbreakable. She talks to Dick Gordon about what it meant to her to toil in Monet's garden, and how she came to more deeply appreciate the scenes of abundance in his art.

Find out more about Elizabeth's book, Monet's Passion

Music Heard in this program: Clair de Lune (Moonlight), and Girl with the Flaxen hair, by Claude Debussy

Brush With Fame - Wicked Witch Of The West

Kathy Hopwood holds dear her memories of hanging out in Washington, D.C. one day with the Wicked Witch of the West, actress Margaret Hamilton. Kathy met the famous thespian unexpectedly and spent close to 24 hours with her.

They began their day by searching out collectible dolls and finished by eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at 3:00 a.m. in "Maggie's" hotel room. Kathy says she has never forgotten the lesson she learned from her new friend - trust.

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See Kathy's signed photos from Margaret Hamilton

Kathy showed up for the interview in costume. See how she scared Dick
Listen to Dick's first conversation with Kathy, about her career teaching self-defense

Music heard in this story: Main Title and Delirious Escape /End Title from The Wizard of Oz , Soundtrack from the Motion Picture

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