By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
EXETER â Barbara Bates remembers the Grange rite of passage in the mid-1950s during which kids whoâd reached 14 could graduate from the âjuvenileâ group and join the adults in the âsubordinateâ 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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