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Bred in Chicago to be a Catholic Women's College Activist

The Early Years and Later Insights of an Irish-American Girl

By Mary Kay Perkins, O.P.

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Copyright© 2009 Mary Kay Perkins

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This memoir is dedicated to the variety of people who in my formative years taught me, inspired me, and dared me, to become who I am today.



This collection of thoughts came into being one summer day in 1998 when Gene Schwartz from New York traveled west to visit me in Bend, Oregon to see what memories I could contribute to the NSA history, then in its beginning stage.

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