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September 25, 2013

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Photo: Sheila and her sister Kathleen before their parents sent them to Boston
Sheila (left) and her sister Kathleen before their parents sent them to Boston

After World War II, Only A Scarf As A Reminder

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As rumblings of the war were heard in England in the late 1930s, thousands of families began sending their children to countries they thought would be safer. So when Sheila Hutton was 7, her parents shipped her from her home in an English coastal town to Boston. Six years later, when the war had ended and she’d become a teenager, she returned and had only a navy blue head scarf for her mother to recognize her.

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