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When Great-Grandma Asks For Bail Money: Stories About Strong, Smart Women For Mother's Day

Three people in masks and a fourth person in a studio.
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From left, storytellers Cindy Pierce, Kevin Gallagher and Sue Schmidt, along with "You Can Quote Me" host Darren Perron at WCAX.

This week, storytellers from around the region came together to tell tales about their moms in honor of Mother's Day. The event was part of a special Mother's Day edition of WCAX-TV's program, You Can Quote Me, which airs Sunday mornings at 7:30.

This The Moth-style storytelling event featured local storytellers Susanne Schmidt, Cindy Pierce and Kevin Gallagher.

Schmidt, who is from Burlington, told a tale of her feisty great-grandmother who dared to swim at a men's-only beach and was frequently arrested while marching with the suffragettes and fighting for women's rights. 



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