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Husband and wife Benjamin Brown (left) and Htee Kee (second from right) are shown with their friend, P Thay (right), and children at their home in Worthington. The Karen refugees received packages through Operation Christmas Child while living at a camp in Thailand.

A holiday tradition of giving

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WORTHINGTON -- Htee Kee and her husband, Benjamin Brown, now live with their three children in a modest but comfortable house in Worthington. But growing up in a refugee camp in Thailand, Htee Kee remembers the wonderment of receiving a Christmas gift that came from the United States.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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