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Opening of Cardinal Hill Convalescent Home, 1950

Posted on July 15, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

On hand to greet new patients at the Crippled Children’s Convalescent Home, soon to be called Cardinal Hill Convalescent Home, on opening day, August 1, 1950, was Micky, a cocker spaniel puppy who will be the mascot for the home. Four of the first 16 children to live at the home included Modina Marcum, left, Barbara Perry, Rose Reed, holding Micky, and Sophie Vires. Also pictured are staff nurse Willa Tussey, standing at left, and Marjorie Tubbs, home administrator. Micky was given to the children by Mrs. James Molloy. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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