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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Share Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi have joined the ranks of Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, President Barack Obama, Albert Scweitzer and the Dalai Lama, among others, in being awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. This year's awards reminds us that even as we face incredible religious strife, goals can cross contentious ideological lines. Malala, a Muslim and Kailash, a Hindu, share this honor for their selfless dedication in fighting for rights for children. Malala is only 17 years old (the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize) and has been working publicly since she was 14 for the rights of girls. Mr. Satyarthi has worked for decades to protect children from exploitation and abuse.

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Dating In The 1940s

We used to date some but most of all we had a group. I guess you’d call it a ‘gang” now. It was a mixture of boys and girls and we had wonderful times together form going to dances to stealing watermelons. One of the boys had access to a Model A Ford. We decided to drive to Des Moines (40 miles) to hear and dance to Glenn Miller at one of the Big Ballrooms. First it was decided to drive to Des Moines to Riverview – a large amusement park. For the afternoon. We enjoyed...

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Dating 1930s

Dating In 1936, when I was young and foolish at 17, I got pneumonia, and as it was before the days of the so called “wonder drugs” I was quite sick – I should have been very upset as this happened just before Xmas vacation – but actually I was delighted. My Mother had decreed that I could not go out on single dates until I was 18 – we lived in the big city – I was embarrassed to admit this so I was happy to have the excuse of being sick! Now I am embarrassed to admit...

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Dating

Looking back at ‘Our Day’ dating was not as informal as it is now. ‘Proper’ young ladies just didn’t ‘pick-up’ a fella, she was introduced to someone presented to her by her family or by a friend of the family, or it could be someone from your school or someone met at a suitable setting, such as dancing school. After your family, especially your father, had ‘approved’ of this person you might be allowed to go on a ‘date’. Possibly you might go to a movie matinee,...

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On Dating

When I was growing up I did not go out on “one on one” individual date until I was 16 years old. Before that I went to group parties and trips – with boys and firls. They were lots of fun – laughing, dancing and talking to lots of people. There was a community center in the neighborhood and they sponsored a lot of these gatherings. I always went with a group of friends and returned home with a group of friends. It was fun! My first date was my High-School Prom. There was...

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On Reading

I always loved to read. As a kid I devoured the Burgess books – Peter Rabbit and the like. I read them over and over and loved each one. Later, I recall always sitting in a red arm chair in the corner of a library in our summer home. Winters were spent in delight – in many ways. I would curl up in that red chair with a book most evenings after dinner – and my Mother often sat on a couch across from me – also reading. I really don’t recall what my siblings did – I had 2...

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New Home - 1929

In 1929, after many years Grandma was told that a road would be built and her home would be gone! So, the search was on to find a new home. We looked at many homes and found one we liked in West Orange and it had room for all of us. The grade school was close (2 blocks away). I was not happy to leave my friends. Best of all our home was on a dead end street and lots of children lived there. Grandma stayed in her house until it was time to leaved and moved in with us....

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