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    Resident completes quilt begun in the 1950s

    In 1955, Leona Randolf’s sister Zella began hand-stitching a fan quilt. She completed a third of the blocks before going into labor with a son. Tragically, Zella died in childbirth.Eventually, the quilt pieces came into Leona’s possession.   Read More...

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    Four generations celebrate a baptism at Salina Presbyterian Manor

    In January, an infant baptism took place in the chapel of Salina Presbyterian Manor.Residents Donald and Dannie Tillberg were present to welcome their great-granddaughter, Finnley Grace, into the baptismal covenant.“Some pastors don’t like doing baptisms outside of church,” said Chaplain Mary Bridges, who helped organize the special service. “But to be able to have the family there is the most important thing. And it’s a close-knit family; grandma and grandpa are re...  Read More...

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    Three sisters reunite at Presbyterian Manor

    by Marilyn Dilling, Mary Agnes Johnson and Judy KillianOur father was a rural mail carrier for 42 years. Mother instituted a round robin letter, keeping our family connected through time and distance, and the bond that was forged so many years ago remains strong.Parents of eight daughters and raising seven, they worked hard. We were expected to help with household chores, and attending Sunday School and church was a normal part of our upbringing in Belleville, Kan.   Read More...

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    Making friends comes easy to Margie Brull

    From tracking names of the people she meets to capturing special moments on film with friends, resident Margie Brull is a people person.“The reason I came to Salina Presbyterian Manor is because I had diabetes and needed special care. The nurses and aides gave me the excellent care I needed, and I made lots of friends,” said Margie.With a desire to learn everyone’s name and everything about them, Margie’s daughter-in-law Sherilyn gave her a special memory book to keep tra...  Read More...

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    Marsha Stewart’s life comes full circle

    Resident Marsha Stewart was meant for the military.“I am from Salina and was born in Asbury Hospital 9 days after Pearl Harbor. I grew up in the north end of town—the other side of the tracks—north of St. John’s Military School.   Read More...