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Re: The Preventorium
Posted by: SStafford (ID *****3594) Date: February 29, 2008 at 19:22:31
In Reply to: Re: The Preventorium by Shane Chandler of 356

My sister and I were also at the Preventorium in the early 60s. Effie G Clark was the Administrator and Ms. Bolter was the nurse. We had Christmas in the Circle Room with a huge tree in the center of room, could not stay up past 8pm, and there were girls and boys dorms with a couple of sick rooms where we would stay if contagious.

We all wore white tops and bottoms and white tennis shoes. We were not allowed out until the Spring was warm enough to keep us from getting a chill. Visiting days were on Sunday. We all ate in the main dining room and could not leave the table until our plates were empty. We watched TV in the Circle Room at night and were served halved apples as a snack on occasion. Oh yea, we also had to endure those little bottles of milk that were absolute buttter fat. And at 7 years old I fell in love with Steve Neff!

I recall having dinner in the dining hall the day that President Kennedy was shot.

There was a forum a few years back on Yahoo for children of the Preventorium. The moderator was Cynthia (can't recall last name) and it may still be active.

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