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A decades-old grave connects resident to Afghanistan

“Looking back, I don’t know how I endured it, but I did,” Ruby McBee said about losing her 10-year-old daughter suddenly due to a rare type of polio.
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July 22, 2020

Resident completes quilt begun in the 1950s

A resident of the assisted living neighborhood at Salina Presbyterian Manor, Leona kept the box with the partially finished quilt for years. Then she met Jean Hamilton, a veteran quilter who lives in one of the tower’s independent living apartments. The two women got to know one another over dinner in the dining room.
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April 24, 2020

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...
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March 29, 2020

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.
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January 16, 2020

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...
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November 10, 2019