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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...

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    Getting to know: Pat Tomlins

    Pat Tomlins may have only been a resident at the community since last November, but she has already had a big impact on those around her. To get to know her a little better, we asked her to tell us about herself.What kind of work did you do before you retired?“I was a professional secretary/administrative assistant and spent the majority of years I worked as administrative assistant for Sam Evans at Evans Grain Company in Salina. When Evans Grain sold the office and closed, I wasn’t ...  Read More...

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    I remember where I was when …

    We’ve all experienced significant historical events in our lifetime—some leave a lasting impression that allows us to recall exactly where we were when we first heard the news. The following memories are how some of our residents remember historic events that have happened in their lifetime.Art AdamsThe assassination of John F. Kennedy, Nov.   Read More...