Off to College, Leaving the Tarantula at Home

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Every fall thousands of students head off to college, leaving their parents to cope with an empty nest until they return home for Thanksgiving vacation. Commentator Corinne Demas found herself taking on an unexpected new role while her daughter was away at school.



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