The Gift

October 1, 2011 Leaving Boston In 1940, my family moved about 30 miles south of Boston—where I was born in 1931 and had lived for the first nine years of my life. The family was still recovering from the Great Depression and my father wanted to be able to practice dentistry in a smaller community environment. I was nine at the time and wasn’t quite sure that I was really interested in making new friends.

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