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    A Night to Remember

    Musical reminds Aberdeen resident of the last time she saw Buddy HollyIt was February 3, 1959 - the day the music died.It’s a day that is forever imprinted on Berniece Egger’s mind and memories of it came flooding back recently during a show at the New Theater Restaurant in Overland Park.On that day, Eggers, now an 86-year-old Aberdeen Village resident, was attending a big dance in Clear Lake, Iowa, with her husband, her sister and her sister’s husband. The couples often travel...  Read More...

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    Two men share personal stories of learning about significant national events

    Some moments are so impactful they leave an indelible mark on a nation’s memory. Events can be so shocking, horrific or even glorious, that a person will never forget exactly what they were doing the moment they heard.Here are stories from two men who will forever have a vivid memory of where they were and what they were doing when World War II began and ended, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy.Twelve-year-old Ed Weger was playing on the front porch with his brother on December 7, 1...  Read More...

  • Residents reflect on influential women

    History and modern times have no shortage of wonderful women whom we can look up to, so when we asked residents Donna Ashlock and Mary Johnson to name their favorite, it was a bit difficult. There are just so many to choose from! They did give us an answer, though:Donna Ashlock: “I really admire Eleanor Roosevelt.   Read More...

  • Feeding hearts and souls

    Twice a year, the residents of Aberdeen Village gather food to donate to Covenant Presbyterian Church. These food drives help ensure that those in the community who need sustenance can find it. Rev.   Read More...

  • Resident holiday traditions: Povitica and Kolaches

    Everyone has their favorite memories of holiday traditions that span over generations. That holds true for Rose Klusman and Iona Thrailkill, independent living residents at Aberdeen Village.As we sat and visited about those traditions it was fun to see smiles light up their faces. Both ladies enjoyed more of a traditional holiday get together.   Read More...