(Dorothy Abernathy) From left, Maureen Abernathy, 19, Helene, and Ellen Abernathy, 14, in Cologne, Germany. Helene, au pair No. 7, is the au pair the Abernathy kids remember best because she was the last one the family hosted.
Family Reunites with Former Au Pairs in Germany
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SEPTEMBER 01, 2010
Dorothy Abernathy, Associated Press

My husband and I hosted German au pairs for seven years to care for our three children. And from the moment we quit hiring au pairs, Duncan and I began plotting to get our kids overseas to see them and learn more about the culture.
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