Today, in honor of Thanksgiving - two stories of thanks. Carolyn Parkes married at age 13 after she got pregnant by an older boy. She struggled to learn how to be a mother at such a young age. She was lonely, living in an isolated area, and her new husband was at work all day. One day, in lonely desperation, she pulled out her childhood paper dolls and played with them, even while her real-life infant gurgled nearby. This memory always embarrassed Carolyn. When she got older, she told her daughter the story. Later, her daughter gave her a gift - an elaborate set of vintage paper dolls.Also in this episode: Leon Prochnik grew up in Poland in the 1930s, living a life of privilege. The Prochniks were a well-to-do Jewish family who ran a chocolate factory. But all that changed in 1938 when the Nazis reached their hometown of Krakow.