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Cheaper By the Half-Dozen

(by Melissa Jeanne Givey)

"I know you already talked to Aunt Jeanne" were the first words my mom said to me on 9/11. I'd called to let her know I was okay.

That morning I left the gym and saw the moment of impact when the second twin tower exploded with a huge fire ball.

The first call I got was from Aunt Jeanne, asking, "Are you okay?" Aunt Jeanne is Mom's oldest sibling. And since I'm the oldest of six kids, I al