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    A sampling of contributors to ‘Thoughts Along the Way’

    Dotty Tobin Sacks
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    Dotty Tobin Sacks

    Dotty Tobin Sacks

    A Dorchester native and formerly of Newton Centre, Sacks, 88, is a retired model.

    From her piece, “I Was a Dancer with the USO”: “Many of our shows were put on the night before these boys were being shipped overseas.’’

    Rita Fireman

    Formerly of Belmont, Fireman, 88, credits Betty Friedan with spurring her on to a career in medical records at Newton Wellesley Hospital.

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    Rita Fireman
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    From her poem, “Remembering the Feminine Mystique”: “Thank god You came along, / Betty Friedan./ I thought it was only me/ that was going crazy.”