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  • Mary Jean Jecklin - None. Married to Mr. Kelley V. Rea, 1966 BS, JD 1969

    Teaching children the importance of brushing their teeth is valuable. But old worn out brushes add to plastic garbage that pollutes for centuries. Many developing countries don’t have landfills so items like plastic toothbrushes may be scattered anywhere. Much better is using the centuries old technique of fraying a piece of grass, straw or wood and using it as a toothbrush. For more ideas on this subject see my website for which we were National Geographic Traveler magazine’s “Travelers of the Year 2012.”