Co-Sleeping Bad for Kids? These Parents Kept It Secret

One of the first people Sara Jones Rust remembers after giving birth to her son, Beckett, is the nurse who saw her sleeping soundly with the baby. "Do not let him sleep in your bed!" the nurse said. And, those eight words made a big impression.

Two months later, Rust stuffed her family -- baby Beckett, husband, Hillary, 32, son, brother and sister-in-law, an infant niece, plus everyone's luggage -- into a mini-van to drive over 400 miles from Kentucky to Georgia for Thanksgiving at the in-laws'. Despite being cramped, Rust packed Beckett's bassinet. But, it was a cover.

Sara and Hillary Rust are closeted co-sleepers. And they are not alone.

While a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in 2003 suggested that co-sleeping more than doubled in frequency between 1993 and 2000, these statistics still might be an under-representation. In 2007, the New York Times reported on a British study that suggests many parents keep bed-sharing a secret. Scientists used infrared cameras to observe parents' bedrooms and, out of the families who let their children in at night, only half the couples admitted to it.

There are both intentional (family bed is best) and circumstantial (crying, nightmares, constant nursing needs) bed-sharers. Most of the parents we talked to, who were hiding it, said they started bed-sharing thinking it was temporary -- just until the child stopped teething or gained more weight -- but ended up deciding to co-sleep indefinitely. Some say they keep doing it out of convenience. Many find it's the only way to get more sleep, and others discover it's real and special family bonding time.

For Rust, it was a mix of the three.

"I had pretty much decided he would sleep in his crib," Rust told The Huffington Post. But Beckett woke up every two hours wailing until one day when he fell asleep while nursing -- and Rust did too.

"It was the longest stretch he had napped ever," Rust said. "So we tried it again at night and it worked." Now, Beckett sleeps between his mother and the bed's guardrail -- a must-have for any co-sleeping family -- and what started as a crutch now provides emotional fulfillment.

"I love that the first thing I see in the morning is my son's big, toothless grin," Rust said.

The Debate Even though bed sharing is common in other cultures, including Asia, Africa, Europe and Central and South America , it is highly controversial in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics says co-sleeping with babies increases the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is the leading cause of death for children aged one month to one year old . A Facebook group called Parents Against Co-Sleeping has over 1150 "likes," and one member posted: "TO ALL PARENTS WHO CHOSE TO BED-SHARE AFTER READING (OR NOT READING THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE) ... I am going to be very brief in saying that I pray for the survival of your child-to-be." But, other authorities, including Dr. James J. McKenna, who heads the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame , said those studies were inconclusive and most cases of infant death while bed sharing involved exigent circumstances, such as intoxicated or overly obese parents.

Dr. William Sears is perhaps the most well known advocate for co-sleeping. In 1993, he wrote a chapter promoting it in The Baby Book in 1993, and that instigated vehement debate.

Safety precautions that parents should take while co-sleeping can be found here on Sears' website.

"I'm to blame for starting this stuff in the first place," he told HuffPost. Now 81, the California pediatrician co-slept with five of his eight children, rationalizing that he and his wife were too young to know better for their first three children.

"Put yourself behind the eyes of your baby," Sears said. "Ask, 'If I were baby Johnny or baby Suzy, where would I rather sleep?' In a dark lonely room behind bars, or nestled next to my favorite person in the world, inches away from my favorite cuisine?" But Sears has experienced the backlash that keeps many so-sleepers closeted. The harshest reaction came after he appeared on "20/20" in the early 1990s and discussed bed sharing with his eighth child, who was adopted.

"We got a knock on the door and two uniformed men from child protective services said they were there to investigate me based on possible sexual abuse," Sears said. "They said that I had admitted on national television that my baby slept with me." Toddlers And Beyond For toddlers, there are different concerns. Everything from co-sleeping impeding on parents' intimacy to how sharing a bed impacts a child's emotional development is held up for debate.

"Kids need to learn to fall asleep on their own and go back to bed after they wake up at night," Dr. John Carosso, a children's therapist at the Community Psychiatric Center in New York who does not endorse co-sleeping, told HuffPost. "Beyond that, if a parent is purposely sleeping with the kid, you have to ask what's going on." The good news for co-sleepers at the moment comes in the form of a 2011 study that implies co-sleeping does not negatively impact toddlers.

Titled " Mother-Child Bed-sharing in Toddlerhood and Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes ," the study was published in the August issue of Pediatrics Researchers looked at a sample of 944 families -- primarily Hispanics and African Americans from a lower socio-economic bracket, who have been shown to be the most likely demographics to report co-sleeping in the United States -- and found that 1, 2 and 3-year-old children who shared beds with their parents did not experience negative cognitive or behavioral outcomes at the age of five. The study didn't explore co-sleeping with infants.

"Basically, parents can sleep better at night knowing that they are not going to skew their children," R. Gabriela Barajas , a doctoral student at the Teachers College of Columbia University, told HuffPost.

Coming Out Cindy Cox, 32, confessed on her blog that she and her husband David, 45, bed-share.

"I'm sleeping with another man," she wrote. "Two men actually. Two men and a dog. But the dog sleeps on the floor." Before that, they kept their sleep status private, almost convincing themselves that it would be temporary -- maybe until he got a little bigger and didn't need to nurse as much.

"Sometimes we put Gabriel in his crib and take pictures of him in it saying, 'Here he is waking up in the morning,'" Cox told HuffPost, "even though he spends the night in our bed." Cox even kept her co-sleeping from Gabriel's pediatrician for a year.

"And the doctor said, 'You know I did it too with my own kids.' She told us that after she spent a year telling us to never sleep with Gabriel!" Cox said.

Cox thinks co-sleeping has added advantages for working moms who spend the day away from their children.

"If I didn't sleep with [my son], I might just see him for one or two hours in a day," she said. "My concern is will this last forever. Am I never going to have my own bed again?" Laurie Gray, a 47-year-old young adult author and lawyer from Indiana, still sleeps with her 9-year-old daughter, Victoria. They transitioned from all sharing the family bed to Gray sleeping in her child's room. When Gray has work to do late at night, her husband Frank, 70, takes her place.

Gray told HuffPost that although Victoria is capable of sleeping in her own room and has never had a problem going to sleepovers, the family does not have a plan to stop bed sharing.

"I think it will happen naturally," Gray said. "She's becoming more independent and as she gets older she's going to want her own space. But as long as she needs to be close and comforted, it's our job not only to provide our children with safety, but to make them feel safe." While Dr. Sears told HuffPost that bed sharing with a nine year old is an extreme. He explained, "In this day and age, I'm more worried about children's lack of intimacy rather than over-attachment." When Does It End?

Eric Morgan, a 30 year-old father of three children (ages 1, 2 and 6), however, thinks Cox has a legitimate fear of never getting her bed back.

"My wife and I tried it for convenience's sake," Morgan told HuffPost, remembering how his kids would cry throughout the night when they were alone. "But our kids never got out of our bed." Morgan, a web designer from Utah, and his wife, Mindy, 31, have been edged to opposite sides of their king size bed by their splayed out, sleeping children for the past six years, and they feel embarrassed telling friends and family what goes on at night.

"I hate it," he told HuffPost. "And so does my wife. It's awkward that we sleep with our kids rather than each other. They kick, and when my two year old is tired he grabs my ear, and he's made it bleed." Morgan and his wife have been trying to wean their children from the bed every two months, but their efforts are met with screaming fits and ultimately they cave.

Morgan is giving it another go this week.

"This time we are really going to do it," he said. "We will just put them in their rooms, lock the doors and hopefully it will last."

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This could be due to double rooms sometimes being a would ouble-double', meaning two double beds, whilst king size rooms rarely have more than one king-sized bed. Guests trying to decide on whether they want more room space or a bigger bed should take note when next requesting a room. Hotel secrets: Guests could find themselves with more room size Zeev also explains why the bathroom reveals more about the quality of the room than anything else. She continued: "The quality of a guest room is often measured by the number of fixtures in the bathroom (the bathroom is by far the most expensive room to build). " The fixtures include the toilet, sink, shower and bath; the more the fixtures, the higher quality. Zeev explained that a standard has just three fixtures whilst some may have up to five with "two sinks, a bath, stand-alone shower and a toilet".how do I get rid of the king size mattress hump?Get a king sized box spring, or get a king size platform. This is a common problem. Most furniture stores sell 2 single bed box springs with a king size bed because its cheaper. You don't really need a “box spring“ to support your mattress, you just need something high enough for it to be comfortable to get into and out of. Walmart sells platforms. My daughter uses one on her queen bed, but it would be a little low for me. Just take your mattress off the box springs and put it flat down on the floor- try that for a couple nights. If you sleep well, then look for a platform that is high enough for you.King size bed size - How big is a king size mattress?A standard king size bed size measure approx 150cm in width and 200cm in length (approx 5′ x 6'6″). These measurements however only apply to the mattress and most divan bases. King size mattresses are one of the most popular bed/mattress sizes in the UK. This is due to them offering more space than a double for two people without dominating a room like a super kingsize. Bed frames or bedsteads tend to be a little bigger due to their headends, foot ends, corner posts and side rails. All of these need to be considered as they surround the mattress. The extra width and length of these types of bed are usually between 50-150mm (4-10″). There are however some frames which are much bigger than this due to curved or thick posts, head ends or foot ends, a good example of this would be a traditional sleigh bed. If your mattress has been bought from another country or from a European based store be sure to check the size. Many mattresses from these types of stores differ from the standard UK sizes. As mentioned this is not usually the case with king size divan beds. Divan bases tend to be the same dimensions as the mattress. The only problems you may find here could be down to finishing touches such as drawer handles, piping or padding. The depth of kingsize mattresses can vary dramatically. The components inside the mattress and its design can all have a big effect on how deep they are. This is especially true in a pocket spring mattress that uses layers of springs or layers of springs and foam If you would like information on a king size bed size, call our bed experts on 01254 681 082. We offer interest-free credit and free delivery. We also aim to beat any deal you have seen elsewhere.Do any couples regret their king size bed?king size beds are great especially if your old lady has a king size butt, however........... I highly recommend the king size bed for sure if your chick is cool enough two play twister with you for a couple hours a night to well..........unwind.Are Feelex king size mattresses comfortable?Yes of course. I have been using one since last 4 years and it was super comfortable. Although I had a Bliss king size mattress made of PEF technology, all other mattresses from Feelex ensure that you get an optimum level of comfort while sleeping. Feelex, a leading mattress brand in India is the first Indian mattress brand to use of PEF technology. PEF provides superior support to every sleeping posture. Ortho mattresses provide relief for orthopedic-related pains. Feelex is the best king size mattress brand for both PEF and Ortho mattresses. Are Feelex king size mattresses comfortable?How large are flannel sheets for a king sized bedFlannel sheets for a king size bed measure 76 inches wide by 80 inches long. These measurements are for a standard king size bed. A .California. king size bed measures 108 inches wide by 102 inches wide.best king size bed and most comfortable?I suppose it's what you can afford. The more gadgets on it the higher the cost. The choosier you are the more money you better have. If you're a big person maybe like 200 or more pounds then you'd need a king size bed, maybe if you're big then you're also tall so sure choose a king size bed, if you have a spouse and want to share the bed and you're both adults then sure you might want a king size bed. Know though that when you buy king sized beds that the sheets and comforters and blankets and such all are super expensive to match your taste. Some people have back problems and strangely enough those people will iether choose something flat and hard like the floor while others with the identical problem will choose lots of pillows and a bed that has a lot of give. It's weird that they can't agree. I'd say to just go to a mattress place and talk with a few salesmen asking what's new and available.What are the dimensions of king size bed sheets?What are the dimensions of king size bed sheets? We've all been there. Every time you go to buy your bed sheets, you are puzzled as to what size to buy. Are double bed sheets the same as king size bed sheets? If you buy bed sheets online, will you be sure to get the right size? Different brands mention different dimensions of double bed sheets online. So what should you go for? Here's the list of bed sheets, both flat sheets and fitted sheets in single size, queen size and king size. Also consider that sizes of bed sheets will differ according to countries. Here are the sizes for bed sheet sets in India: 2. Double Bed Sheet or Queen Size Bed Sheet - 90 x 100 inch with 2 pillow covers 18 x 28 inch or in some cases 90 x 104 inch with 2 pillow covers 3. King Size Bed Sheets also known as Super King Size Bed Sheets - 2. Double Fitted Bed Sheet or Queen Size Fitted Bed Sheet - 78 x 60 x 10 inch or 72 x 60 x 10 inch. The depth varies from 10 inch to 15 inches. Amouve can customize sheets for its customers. 78 x 72 x 10 inch with 2 pillow covers 18 x 28 inch or in some cases 90 x 104 inch with 2 pillow coversWhere can one purchase super king size duvetAll good specialists bedding stores should stock king size duvets. In the lead up to winter, generally a wider range of duvets are stocked. Some department stores also stock king size duvets, but not as many styles when compared to other sizes.Can i put my king size pillows in the washer and then dryer?I do it all of the time. But, I have 4 king sized pillows and even in my heavy duty huge capacity washer, I have to do each one in a load by themselves. I first fill the drum with water to the highest capacity, add detergent and a cup of borax (great for getting rid of smells). I submerge the pillows by hand until they do not bubble up. I leave mine on a soaker load and agitate now and again for about an hour, then I set the machine on heavy duty agitation for the longest cycle and 2 rinses to make certain all of the soap rinses out. Two king sized pillows can be dried in my dryer and I use the highest heat setting (cotton) for the longest time and add clean, new tennis balls to keep them fluffy and from bunchingcan I get king size anime sheets?They don't come in king size. Sheets are made generally for the average [otaku] anime fan's bed which is a twin, maybe a full size. The average bed size is 43 inches on the short size so that's somewhere between a full and twin for us. You can definitely find regular twin size sheets because that's universal--twin size beds were originally military size.Anyway, housing in Japan is small so King size beds are rare. It's commonplace in the US to have King size beds but in Japan that's reeeeaaally uncommon. Along with the fact that most people who like would have anime bed sheets are otaku in Japan and they wouldn't dish out the big bucks for a king size bed just for themselves. (yes, in all honesty many don't have significant others to share the bed so there's no need to get one that big.)How much do king size box springs cost?In the United States, king size mattresses share the following dimensions: King Size Bed Dimensions and Facts. Measures 76 x 80 inches - 16 inches wider than a queen-size mattress; Same size as two twin XL mattresses pushed together.Go online to a mattress store website and price the two piece box spring for a king sized bed. Tis ddd.
9 Interesting and Amazing Ways to Arrange Pillows on a King Size Bed
Achieving a pull together bedroom begins with a beautiful king size bed. They are the units which not only act as a focal point in the space but also provides a style to space. King size bed available online have the aura about them which makes the user feel like he/she is sleeping like a king. They are the pieces which give more freedom of movement and works well with other bedroom furniture. King size bed with storage or without when decorated with different size decorative pillows makes them as an absolute piece of furniture that serves a function.Here we have listed some wonderful ways to arrange bed pillows to provide the king size beds with an alluring and inviting look.1. Stacked Pillows: Arranging pillows in a stacked way on the bed provides the furniture with a beatific and comfortable look. Place at least two stacked pillow on the king size bed and have an orderly, sleek, no fuss and simple bedroom.2. Standing Pillows: Decorate the bed with 5 or more pillows in standing position on the end of the king size bed that you have purchased online. This setup will provide the bed with a statement. You can arrange rows of largest pillows in the back with smallest in the front. You can mix standard pillows, euro shams with some decorative pillows.3. Combination of stacked and standing: For an appealing and cosier look, lay stacked pillows flat behind the standing decorative pillows. This setup will provide a great look and if needed sleeping pillows can be hidden a bit. You can also add a lumbar support on the front to give the whole setup a ravishing look.4. Rolled Pillows: Rolled pillows on the king size bed provide the room with an interesting look. You can add short or long rolled pillows in the front or back. They also work well with other shapes pillows.5. Messy and mixed: If you like pillows but don't mind setting your bed with sheets, blankets, throws, and other bedding accessories then follow this idea. Layer your bed with different style and sizes accessories and enhance the look and feel of the space.6. Neat and clean: For a simple yet elegant look, layer your king size bed with less than five pillows, white sheet, comforters and other accessories. They will make a statement and will provide an orderly and neat look.7. Never fail five pillow combination: Place 3 euro shams in the back, then two king standard size pillows in shams in the next row and one decorative pillow in a small size at the front. This will always provide a great and stylish look. You can also include lumbar pillow if needed for an extra comfort and decoration.8. Single Piece: You can also add a single decorative pillow big at the centre of the king size bed to give the bedroom a stylish and amazing feel.9.Throws: These add an attractive and comforting appeal to the room. Throws also add a layer to the king size bed design and act as a weapon to protect against the cold weather. They are cosy and soft.So whether you love the pillows on the king size bed or hate them, you can't ignore the impact and feel provided by them. King size bed decorated with beautiful pillows, throws and other bedding accessories makes the bedroom a great eye-catcher and provide the space with a dreamy, divine and defined the look.
It Just Blu Me Away
A GIRLS' weekend away was on the cards for months. Time for me (and a willing buddy) to ditch the husbands and the childers, hit the motorway, fork out for the tolls and head to the big smoke. Our check list: shoe shopping, a concert in the O2, plenty of pubs and lots of lie ins. Dublin, here we come.FIRST IMPRESSIONS We couldn't find it. How provincial are we We had to ring the hotel to ask for directions. Once we got there, thanks to a very patient Adam on the other end of the line, it was all good. The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is an excellent example of how sleek lines and muted colours can merge with luxury to ensure a memorable night's stay.Located in the heart of Dublin city centre, at the crossroads of Golden Lane and Chancery Lane, near St Stephen's Green, the Temple Bar and St Patrick's Cathedral, it is within walking distance of Merrion Square, Dame Street, and Dublin City Hall. After getting a wee bit misplaced, we parked at the hotel's secure car park with indoor parking spots. On arrival at reception we were greeted by smiling, friendly staff, it makes such a nice first impression. Efficient check-in, and we requested a deferred check-out which was approved (score). The lobby of this contemporary property on the south side of the River Liffey is impressive - the décor is cool and modern and with floor to ceiling windows, we felt it was a suitably dramatic backdrop for our girlie break.THE ROOM Our room had the usual offers what you'd expect from a four star - complimentary internet access, 24 hour room service, mini bar, Pay TV, iron/ironing board, trouser press and express laundry service. If you're lucky enough to get a junior suite (smiley face moi) expect a flat screen TV, muted tones, lit up wardrobe, king size bed, well-lit bathroom with mammoth mirrors and a rainforest walk-in shower. You can wind down in the large bath while watching the built-in bathroom TV. Child-free, this is total decadence. But the Nespresso coffee machine was my favourite touch. THE FOOD Verres En Vers, a traditional-style French Brasserie, lived up to its name with fresh food using local ingredients with a French twist. The Vintage Room nestles under a marble staircase where we chilled out a bit, an impressive drinks menu offered vintage whiskeys, French wines, Champagnes, aperitifs and digestives. But we were feeling a Carrie Bradshaw vibe so tucked into two Cosmos. A zesty must for any young(ish) go-getters out on the town. One was enough though. From the décor, to the food, it's the type of place you'd seek out any night of the week. There wasn't much of a buzz there, atmosphere-wise, but I put that down to our early booking than anything else. I opted for Tempura of Sole as my starter, which was a delectable pepper and chilli jam with crispy vegetables, and my main - Occitan-style prawn hot pot - reminding me of Betty from Coronation Street's famous hot pot - was exceptional with red rice and pickled walnuts. The crusty bread with a roasted head of garlic was wonderfully simple. Verres En Vers head chef, Maria Czerwinska, deserves her Radisson Blu Chef of the Year crown.If we ever get more of a gang to come up, The O Bar would be ideal for a private party and reminded me of the inside of a whiskey cask with a black mosaic floor and bee hive lighting, adding a secretive glow to this intimate hideaway. Breakfast was great, freshly cooked to order with a relaxing ambience and served until 11:30am. Which helped with the lie-in part of our check list. WHAT TO DO Taxis are usually out the front, if not, reception staff are more than happy to call one for you, (Thank you, Adam). The O2 is less than a tenner fare away in a cab and we walked back easy enough, high heels and all. Additional points of interest include Dublin Tourism Centre (www.visitdublin.com) and The Convention Centre, Dublin (www.theccd.ie). If you're more of a culture vulture, you can reach Trinity College (www.tcd.ie) and Dublin Castle (www.dublincastle.ie) on foot from the Radisson Blu. We were in need of retail therapy and where else would we be going only Grafton Street. Everything you'd want but if you fancy even more of a blast of labels, head to the Powerscourt Centre.The hotel is surrounded by a wide range of attractions, including Guinness Storehouse (www.guinness-storehouse.com), Temple Bar and Christchurch Cathedral (www.christchurchdublin.ie). Lunch at Brasserie Sixty6, on South Great Georges Street is recommended (www.brasseriesixty6.com). We ambled in there for Sunday brunch, there was jazz in the corner and Designist next door for browsing after. The food was fabulous. THE BOTTOM LINE The Radisson Blu offers a standard room from €140 and a junior suite from €220 B&B. Starter and main course in the restaurant are €20 - well worth it. www.radissonblu.ie or 01-898 2900 for more info. ANYTHING TO ADD We had a nose around and, as well as a large ballroom, the landscaped roof top terrace with features modestly resembling The Burren is an ideal setting for a BBQ.One can dream. There's also an executive meeting room and bar with wrap around balconies on the 7th floor boasting panoramic views of Dublin city. Gym fanatics be warned - there's nowhere to work up a sweat here, but guests do have free access to a local gym a short walk away.
Threesome Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: I went to bed with two guy friends at once last weekend. Now I'm embarrassed about it, especially since I initiated this threesome. Of course, we had all been drinking too much wine, and on top of that, it was my birthday party. Everybody else had gone home and no one could drive, so we decided to sleep in my king size bed. Once there I got my big idea, and one thing led to another.Now I don't know how to approach my two good friends about what happened. The next morning we had wine headaches so bad we said nothing much except, "Oh God, my head hurts!" What should I do?- Stupid Birthday Girl, Winnipeg Dear Stupid Birthday Girl:Don't write anything on a computer. Phone them both up and say: "About what we did on my birthday. I'd like to just go back to being friends and please don't tell anybody about our threesome." That should be fine, unless one of them had deeper feelings for you he hadn't expressed before. Then you should have a deeper talk with him.Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: I met a guy at a downtown Winnipeg club and we spent the better part of a month together after the first night when we had the most mind-blowing time ever. I'm a good girl basically, but he was so compelling - intelligent, funny, friendly, excited about me - and wanted to introduce me to all his friends at his table the first night. "This woman could be the love of my life!" he said to his friends, very loudly. I thought for sure I had found my true love after the first two weeks, and he was hinting that serious love was in the air for him. We spent most days and nights together. Then he disappeared.He abruptly stopped calling me. He stopped asking me out, or even asking me over to his place for our every-night sex date. I called him, but he was unenthusiastic in his last response. He said he was depressed and finally, yesterday, he asked me to leave him alone and that he would call me when he felt like it.That hurt so much I cried for hours. Then I woke up and called his best friend because I was worried abut him. His friend said to me, "Oh I'm so sorry. Didn't he tell you? He's bipolar." Now I don't know what to do. You don't leave someone you love because they're ill. Or do you? I can't put it together in my mind - the guy I met and fell for, and the guy who turned off and told me to go away, basically to get out of his life until he "felt like" seeing me. What should do? I'm just crying.- Devastated, West Kildonan Dear Devastated:Not only is this fellow bipolar, but it sounds like he doesn't take his medication. Maybe he does and then stops when he feels good and knows he could be headed for a great high. As the cycle continues, he slides and then crashes, and it sounds like that's where he is right now.You were not in love, but infatuated with him in his high state. You didn't have enough information about him to be in love with the whole person. You were thinking his euphoria was his normal "in love" reaction. So stop calling it love, and you will feel marginally better right away. With infatuation you do a lot of positive guesswork about all the things you don't know about a person. You fill in the blanks with good stuff, of course. Don't blame yourself, as this is common.As for sticking by him because you shouldn't abandon him in this state, forget it. He abandoned you in his low cycle, neither one of you is really "in love" and you don't have to stick around and be his nurse. He told you to go away, and that's exactly what you should do. If he starts cycling higher, remembers the great sex and all that fun with you, he may call again. Don't reply.Please send your questions and comments to or Miss Lonelyhearts c/o the Winnipeg Free Press, 1355 Mountain Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2X 3B6
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