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50 Words: Boston City Hall . . .

Boston City Hall (1968) –

Clerk: “Are you sure you were born in Boston?”

Me: “Yes, June 12th in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.”

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She found my birth certificate under June 13 and changed it. When birth dates were drawn for the draft lottery, June 12 was safe; June 13 went to Vietnam.

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— MICHAEL HURLEY

Ipswich