By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
EXETER â€“ Barbara Bates remembers the Grange rite of passage in the mid-1950s during which kids whoâ€™d reached 14 could graduate from the â€śjuvenileâ€ť group and join the adults in the â€śsubordinateâ€ť division.
During her ceremony â€“ which had just enough secrecy and formality to make it memorable â€“ a portion of the proceedings occurred in a darkened room.
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