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A Slice of Life: A Remarkable Woman!
April 20, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Meet Alvera Luella from Zumbrota, Minnesota. She was a young woman, described as shy, conscientious, and dependable on every level. She was Salutatorian of her 1945 graduating class. The Polio Epidemic of 1952 is clearly a part of Alvera’s story. This is the story of a girl, a young woman, and elderly woman who was confined to a hospital bed for a total of fifty-five years. It is an edifying story of compassion, patience, and courage. May we learn these values to share in our twenty-first century community!
Our storyteller is Rev. Duane Hoven, a retired Zumbro Lutheran Pastor. He, too, grew up in Zumbrota and was a schoolmate of Alvera’s younger sibling. Reverend Hoven believes that Alvera’s story needs to be told over and over again to future generations.