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Gift That Keeps on Giving

Gift That Keeps on Giving

By Mike Handley

Carmen Lafromboise’s husband, Tony, gets the prize for best Mother’s Day gift. A handmade card might’ve been nice, but it can’t compete with a new crossbow. Shooting lessons were included. Tony wanted to be sure his 49-year-old sweetie was adept at shooting it. Very adept, since they’d booked an out-of-state, weeklong ...

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