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Archive for Monday, December 23, 2013

25 years ago: Newborns leaving LMH in holiday style

December 23, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 23, 1988:

Mary Ellen Woody, president of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, had come up with the happy idea of sending newborn babies home in holiday-themed outfits. Enlisting the help of knitters Margie McKinney, Marianne Hadl, Doris Cox, and Anabel Crook, the group had produced 125 sets of little red-and-green caps and Christmas stockings for the babies to fit into. Brand-new Lawrence resident Taylour Tedder was pictured on the front page of today's Journal-World as he prepared to make his exit from LMH in the arms of his parents Cindi and Troy.

Those enjoying some free time during the holidays could choose from many entertainment options in Lawrence. Liberty Hall was playing the Academy Award winner "Babette's Feast." Further down Massachusetts Street, the Granada was showing "Cocoon: The Return," while "The Naked Gun" was playing at the Varsity. Those visiting the Hillcrest Theater at Ninth and Iowa could see "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "My Stepmother is an Alien," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Hellbound Hellraiser II," or "Rain Man." The Dickinson Theaters at 23rd and Iowa were offering "Working Girl," "Oliver & Company," "Twins," "Scrooged," "Crossing Delancey," and "Tequila Sunrise." A free Christmas Dinner at the Flamingo Club in North Lawrence was advertised "for all Senior Citizens, the under-privileged or anyone that will be alone on Christmas Day."

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