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Old 07-13-2007, 11:56 PM   #156
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Quick PS

In order to be fair to the Hershey family...... I know what I posted sounded too horrible to be true....so probably it wasn't......

Consider that most people are too proud to ask for help, and especially those who feel they may have less monetary worth than most, and consider that 80 - 90 years ago, there were no IMs, probably very few telephones (if any?) and mail service between PA & SD probably took in the neighborhood of 1 to 2 weeks, it is most probable that the Hershey family never even heard about the emergency until the poor child was already buried.

Other factors in the story would lay the blame on the doctor of the time that gave the life or death decision to the child due to the fathers' inability to pay. But it is one of those stories that is hard to get out of your head, a story that shouldn't have been but was.

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