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The cataclysm 100 years ago

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Just a century. In the grand scheme, not so long ago. In 1914 people saw or drove automobiles, worked on farms or in factories, went to movies, occasionally talked on the telephone. Perhaps they had seen an airplane fly overhead. The grandfathers of people you know were strapping young men in 1914, full of ambition and strength. The grandmothers of people you know were young women ready to rise to a new role in a new world. We knew them…

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