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June 2007: A surprise reunion after 80 years!

Ray and Erma reminisce about their childhood in the same orphanage in the late 1920's.

About 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.

As 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.

Today, however, they both agree that they still received a wonderful upbringing at the institution. The values instilled by their caretakers made a lasting impression.



A couple residents brought their pets along when they moved to Amber Ridge.

"Star boarders" this year are Kitty and Gizzy!


Click one of these underlined links to see earlier photos in our "Postcard Archives".

More activities in May 2007: Guest Speaker on Genealogy basics May 29th
and Mother/Daughter Tea on May 12th before Mother's Day

May 2007 Helping Hands: Planting Flower Boxes with S.K.I.P. children

April 2007 Jazz Brunch, Easter Egg Hunt

March 2007 Exercise class, Bible Study, Al's Painting, and Bingo

February 2007 and before

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