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Childhood friends Norma Arehart (left) and Bernadine Lowe pose in a cotton patch in their home state of Missouri in 1951. Arehart, a longtime Issaquah resident, said her family was so poor that the dress she was wearing was likely a hand-me-down from Lowe.

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Childhood friends Norma Arehart (left) and Bernadine Lowe pose in a cotton patch in their home state of Missouri in 1951. Arehart, a longtime Issaquah resident, said her family was so poor that the dress she was wearing was likely a hand-me-down from Lowe.

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Childhood friends (from left) Bernadine Lowe, Norma Arehart and Joyce Matheney reunite after 60 years. Arehart is a longtime Issaquah resident.