The Family: Home for Christmas

When Donald and Jean Meyers were married some 20 years ago, they wanted to have at least a dozen children. It didn't work out that way; two girls were born to them, and they adopted two boys. This week, though, they sat down to Christmas dinner 15 strong.

The nine new Meyers children—five daughters and four sons ranging in age from 13 to two—had their last Christmas with their mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baker, at their home in Battle Lake. Minn. Three weeks later they were orphans, when the Bakers' pickup truck flipped...

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