June 2007: A
surprise reunion after 80 years!
|Ray and Erma
reminisce about their childhood
in the same orphanage in the late
eighty years ago, these two residents were just
kids growing up in the Lutheran Home for
Children, a Joliet, Illinois orphanage. Imagine
their surprise this year when they found they are
now "neighbors" at Amber Ridge! Both
are in their nineties.
children, it was tough to be moved to an
orphanage, and both Ray and Erma still remember
the hard life there. Everyone had specific
chores. One of Erma's responsibilities was
helping to care for the youngest orphans. One of
Ray's daily tasks was making sack lunches
(consisting of one peanut butter and one jelly
sandwich) for each of the school age children.
however, they both agree that they still received
a wonderful upbringing at the institution. The
values instilled by their caretakers made a