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Stockings serve a long role in this family

Ask Marilyn Middleton about her tradition of making stockings for family members, and she’s likely to offer a quick laugh in retort.

“This is so old,” she said. “I have grandkids that are in their 40s and 50s. I started making my own kids’ stockings - they were alike, green and felt. Then I moved onto the ornaments you can make from kits and started making them for the grandkids. Now I’m making one for a great-grandchild. She’s not born yet, but she will be soon.”

When Marilyn started making the special ornaments, there weren’t so many children. Now there are 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

“We have twins in our family, and we have three sets,” Marilyn said. “There are lots of them.”

Marilyn made the move to Wichita Presbyterian Manor in August.

“It took some getting used to,” she said. “Coming from a house to an apartment was traumatic, but I’m getting used to it. I’ve met a lot of people, and that’s made the adjustment easier. “

Help us welcome Marilyn to her new home at Wichita Presbyterian Manor.

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