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Who was in your childhood village?

by marc412 on January 14, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

According to the old saying made famous by Hillary Clinton, "It takes a whole village to raise a child". Family, friends, neighbors, teachers, preachers, even the things we see in books, TV and movies all impact our lives. Was your "village" as big as New York City, a ghost town, or a village of idiots? And who is still there to raise your kids if you have any?


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