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Ahlin: Wealth and fame can’t trump a meaningful life

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Rita Hoffman, the mother of a good friend of mine, died recently from breast cancer at the age of 81. Her obituary didn’t make the front page, although one line in it made me think it should have. The sentence read, “Over a 48-year period, Rita and Russell (her husband) were foster parents to more than 500 children in need.”


Five hundred.

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