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    Celebrate your love for the library

    Did you know that February is National Library Lover’s Month? There is a lot to love about our community’s library, and we are fortunate to have a former librarian who runs it.Mary Burchill was the associate director of the Law Library at KU for 15 years before retiring in 1995. Off and on for the next 10 years, Mary and her husband, Brower, worked in Bandelier National Monument—they were both park rangers for one year and then Mary picked up jobs each summer in the bookstore, ...  Read More...

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    Vernon and Marilyn Chamberlin: A love story

    The story of how residents Vernon and Marilyn Chamberlin met is all about being in the right place at the right time and having a mutual acquaintance playing matchmaker.“Vernon was teaching at a high school in Kansas City, and I was in nursing school at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City in 1953. He visited a patient in the hospital where I was training, and the nurse’s house mother was visiting the same patient. She asked him if he’d like to come to the nurse’s Christm...  Read More...

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    Residents finds life at the Presbyterian Manor enriched with friendship, fun

    In the summer of 2019, resident Thelma Bellinger came to the realization that she no longer wanted to live at her home of the past 67 years.“My husband, Ron, and I had lived in our house for about 67 years. He died about a year ago. I was capable of staying home and taking care of myself, but it was so lonely because most of my friends are deceased or live here and my children are all busy.   Read More...

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    What Christmas means to Delma Jensen

    Delma Jensen, a resident at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor for six years, shares her favorite Christmas memories, which are focused on family and food:There were always special meals, turkey dinners and divinity candy. We were living on a farm and there were always plenty of eggs so that made good divinity candy.A special Christmas I remember as a child is when my father let me put little pieces of candy in brown paper bags to give out at Sunday School to children at our church. That made me feel v...  Read More...

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    Meet Max

    Max Van Doren moved to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor at the end of August after living in California for over 60 years. But he’s no stranger to Kansas or the Lawrence community.“I grew up in southwest Kansas in Deerfield, a town of 450 people and an agricultural community. There were eight people in my graduating class,” said Max.Max got his law degree from the University of Kansas and moved to California in 1957.   Read More...