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    A Boston story in 50 words

    Cold and creamy hot fudge sundae with whipped cream and cherry in a bright yellow bowl -- CROPPED
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    Standing on the platform in Braintree in 1948, waiting for the train to Boston — my mother, my sister and I. Dressed in Sunday best — white hats, gloves, patent leather shoes, ready for shopping, hamburgers at Coldstone’s, sundaes at Brigham’s, delicious hot fudge spilling over the sides and onto the plate.

    —ELAINE TAMMI, Sandwich

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