A friend recently related the way in which her mother, who grew up during the Armenian Genocide, contributed to the resistance . . . "My mother was only 8 years old when the Armenian Genocide began. She wanted to help protect her people, even at that young age. What did my mother do? She used her slingshot to shoot out the windows of the local mosque, and from the shoes that were lined up outside of the mosque, she hid every right shoe." Luckily, she survived to tell the tale.