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A cookie -- or two -- for a century

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The month of March marked two important American anniversaries that are seemingly disconnected, but that I find to be united in their achievements. You don’t have to be a cookie lover to pay tribute to the Oreo’s 100th anniversary, nor do you have to be former troop member to mark the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary, but we can all be thankful for March 1912 when both organizations debuted.

On March 6, 1912 the first Oreo was sold in New Jersey, and that happy little cookie has been finding its way into homes across America ever since, selling 345 billion cookies since its debut. This...

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