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An American Girl Revelation

I loved American Girl dolls when I was young. I LOVED Samantha the best. She was a turn of the century girl who “never met a tree she couldn’t climb, a rule she couldn’t ruffle, or a friend she couldn’t help. She’s all heart and always ready to lend a hand to somebody in need.” I would read the books and dream of a time long ago and all of the new advances that came with a new century. Or maybe I could dream of my friend Molly. Molly was a World War 2 era girl whose father was away at war. She was feisty & couldn’t be a follower if she tried.

It’s no secret that as generations have moved along we’ve gotten more and more self-focused. But I had a revelation this past week when our an