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February 9, 1950

"There is no special news, except that I am crazy about my false teeth..."*

*Extolling her false teeth at age 38, Gwyn would soon lose the rest of her real ones to the effects of scurvy, brought about by a widespread Vitamin C deficiency in wartime Britain when citrus fruit was rarely available. She meticulously fed rose hip tea to baby Suzanna but neglected her own needs, a behavior all too common in young mothers who are also single parents.

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