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Helen L. Kiesling

 


Helen L. Kiesling

This cannot be a death tale. It could only be a love story.

Helen was next to the caboose in a train of six children (four girls, two boys) born in Spokane, Wash. As the youngest of her sisters, she wore hand-me-downs, including holey shoes that she learned to stuff with newspapers during Spokane winters. This was the depth of the Great Depression. Those threadbare clothes fit less and less well for a young lady who quickly grew to 6-feet tall in early high school. The resultant ungainliness reduced the number of dates and dances, but the gawky teen turned campus beauty...



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