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An unexpected Christmas tradition


December 28, 2022

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Ella Rizzolo, 8, and Avery Cascio, 7, are both students at Niwot Elementary and Peachy South, 8, is a student at Longmont Estates. Together, they recreated a photo of Rizzolo's grandfather, Robert Hersh, and his peers, who all lost their front teeth in 1956.

In 1956, Robert Hersh lost his two front teeth just before Christmastime. Now, 66 years later, his granddaughter Ella is missing those same teeth.

Hersh made his local paper in Westchester, New York, alongside two of his Woodside School peers, and the family has held onto a copy of the clipping. When Ella, an 8-year-old student at Niwot Elementary School, noticed her teeth were loose, the famil...

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