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June 20, 2007

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Vic Anderson, 1946

Pen Pal Love Story

Pen Pal Love Story

One of the last things Victor Anderson's older brother Ron did before he was killed in World War II was write to Victor, then 17.

He asked that Vic write to an 11-year-old Jewish girl named Marianne Baum whom he had met while visiting her parents in Tel Aviv. His brother told Victor that she was trying to learn English.

Victor and Marianne stayed pen pals for 12 years before they finally met. The story of that meeting and how they fell in love is one that has been told and re-told in the family -- and was again when Victor and Marianne celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on June 11, 2007.

Reuniting The Class - An Update

Last week, Dick talked with Robert Dickens and Bill Perkins about their upcoming high school reunion. For 30 years, the Dothan High School Class of 1977 had been holding segregated reunions. This year, the black and white students had their reunion together for the first time. Dick checks in with Robert and Bill to see how it went.

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