Sandra Larkin McKinley

Profile Updated: February 2, 2013
Residing In: Media, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: R Craig
Occupation: Retired
Children: Kenneth Craig born 1966, (deceased in 2006)
Debra Leigh born 1970
Donald Alston born 1980 More… (foster son)
Five grandchildren: Craig Michael, Born 2001, and Benjamin, born 2006.
Dawn, born in 1983, Scott, born in 1985, and John, born in 1991.
And one Foster Grandchild: Elijah, born in 2004.
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We got married the same year as we graduated, and we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary this year along with our 50th reunion. We bought a little three bedroom, one bathroom house in High Meadow in 1966 as a starter home, and we are still here, although the house has grown as our family has expanded.
By putting on additions, we now have five bedrooms and four baths. We have a 32 year old foster son Donald with us, and my daughter, her husband and their two boys are living here. We're like a modified Brady Bunch I guess. We have been in this house for 47 years!
I never was one for change!

School Story:

I remember so well all the school sporting events, the parades, twirling batons, capes and flags. And of course, remembering Mr. Charles the band director.
I remember sitting with Ozen in the stands at a basketball game in January of 1963, talking about who I would probably end up marrying....and seeing my husband for the first time in the gym in the stands across from us.
I remember Miss Kitlaus, the young chemistry teacher whose experiments had a way of not really working.
And I remember the proms and the school trips, the Junior Variety Show, and learning to play chess with Art and Dan in my living room.
So many people hate the memories of their time in High School, but I count them as a time for learning, laughing, growing, and having a great time.

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Nov 28, 2020 at 9:24 PM

Art: Late as usual.....but Happy Birthday! How many years has it been since you and Dan tried to teach me to play chess? At least 58 I'd say! That just came to mind....and this is another milestone! 75 years! A lot of us have made it...as the song says "Toast to the ones here today! Toast to the ones that we lost on the way! Cause the drinks bring back all the memories of everything we've been through," Hope it was a really good day!

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Nov 21, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Happy Birthday! Stay safe and be happy. We've come a long way, baby!

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Nov 15, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Happy Birthday.....a little late. What can I say?...I'm older than you! Stay safe and we'll be here again next year to celebrate 76!

Nov 15, 2020 at 3:19 PM

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was a good one for you. 75 years is a real milestone, especially in our current situation. Stay safe and be careful so we can do this again next year!

Nov
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Nov 11, 2020 at 6:08 PM

Happy Birthday, Mike. We've never met, but you are still a part of this group in my mind! Have a great birthday!

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Nov 01, 2020 at 9:09 AM

Happy Birthday, John. Always a little late! 75 years is nothing to dismiss. It's a milestone for all of us who made it! Wishing you many more milestones to come.

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Oct 29, 2020 at 3:05 PM

Posted on: Oct 29, 2020 at 7:58 AM

Happy Birthday...a little bit late, but just as sincere! Hope it was a good one for you.

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Oct 17, 2020 at 11:56 PM

Wanda...I figure it this way.....at this point in our lives we have know each other for about 70 years! Not too many people can say that. Hard to imagine and think about that length of time! So have a happy, happy birthday!! And many, many more!

Oct
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Oct 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Happy Birthday, my dear friend. Lots of time has gone by since our high school days, but the memories remain. I wish you a wonderful day and many more. Stay safe!!

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Oct 09, 2020 at 8:39 AM

Posted on: Oct 08, 2020 at 10:37 AM

Happy Birthday, Sandy....we've come a long way, baby!! And we're still kickin'!! Stay safe!

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Oct 11, 2020 at 2:29 PM

Posted on: Oct 07, 2020 at 6:26 AM

Happy Birthday! This is a milestone birthday this year for most of us. Glad we made it! And hopefully, we all will be able to get together again soon for lunch to congratulate each other!

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Oct 04, 2020 at 12:14 AM

Rich.....hope you had a great birthday!

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Sep 18, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Wow...Where has the time gone? I hope your birthday is a great one this special milestone year! Three more years and we can plan our 60th reunion. Hope you plan to come. Have a wonderful day.

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Sep 07, 2020 at 9:44 PM

Happy Belated Birthday, Addie! And many more.....

Aug
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Aug 08, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Happy Birthday! I can't wait till we can all get together again for lunch. It seems like years!
Hope you have a grand day and year!

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Aug 06, 2020 at 12:04 PM

Late as usual.....Happy Birthday! Hope it was good for you.

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Jul 28, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Carol.....A very Happy Birthday to you! Have a great day!

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Jun 24, 2020 at 3:31 PM

Well, we've made it to 3/4 of a century!! I feel like I am still about 30....and I know you do, too! I hope you have a wonderful day, and an even better year. Hope we can all do lunch again soon.

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Jun 22, 2020 at 11:23 AM

Happy Birthday, Linda. I am assuming that you have retired and are enjoying the good life by now. Hope you have a wonderful day and year.

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Jun 14, 2020 at 11:50 AM

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Craig Michael Hasting....#1 grandson Dec. 2008
7 years old
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Benjamin Allen Hastings...#2 grandson Dec. 2008
2 years old
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM
My daughter Debi, her husband Gary, Craig and Ben
Dec. 2008
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM
The second grade at Indian Lane School visited Media for a Class Trip this Fall. My grandson Craig is all the way on the left side of this picture.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Packing boxes is a fun time. Craig Michael is on the left in the striped sweater.