Siblings making inroads in fencing world
In "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," Francie and Neeley grow up in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn in the early 1900s dreaming of a better life. The tree in front of their low-rent apartment symbolizes hope.
Move up the timeline about a century, substitute six-time Olympian Peter Westbrook -- the last American man to win a medal in fencing (bronze, saber) -- as the tree that nurtures hope and you have a rough version of the remarkable lives of Keeth and Erinn Smart.
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