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.

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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Jul 29, 2021 at 10:31 PM

Happy Birthday....a day late!! I didn't realize after all these years that you had the same birthday as my grandson!He was just 15 yesterday. Remember when we were 15? We've come a long way in this life!! Have a great year, and catch you on time next year!!

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Jul 11, 2021 at 9:23 AM

Posted on: Jul 10, 2021 at 9:33 PM

Have a wonderful birthday and a great year! You know what they say: live each day to the fullest......and take time to smell the roses!

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Jul 06, 2021 at 12:33 PM

Posted on: Jul 01, 2021 at 5:26 PM

Hey, Gail....miss seeing you on our drives down to Florida!! We are both back to work, and can't take the time to drive any more!! Still think of it, though! Anyway, have a safe and happy birthday. Hope you are all well.

Jun 29, 2021 at 11:41 AM

Lin: Your cousin George Ferris was hoping to get in contact with you though our Web site. This is his email address:
We thought it best for you to have the option of contacting him if you so choose.

Jun 26, 2021 at 9:46 AM

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Now you've reached a milestone in life. Enjoy this year and the rest of your life. You have been an amazing person and you have done many great things. Be well.

Jun 25, 2021 at 2:25 PM

Hope you had a wonderful birthday...full of fun and relatives and friends! Thank goodness we can get together again with those we love.

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Jun 11, 2021 at 10:45 PM

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Jun 08, 2021 at 6:47 AM

Happy Birthday, Aubrey!
Good luck and good health for the next year!

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Apr 27, 2021 at 4:41 PM

This beautiful comment was found in Facebook for Janie's birthday from a dear, long time friend of hers:

We were forever friends for over 60 years and it is with great sadness that I am letting you know that Janie left this earth on February 21, 2021. That day she joined her beloved husband of 32 years, David, who was waiting for her at heaven’s gate for only 3 short months. David and Janie both fought long hard battles with cancer. They now rest in peace together forever.

Apr 27, 2021 at 12:34 AM

Happy Birthday, Jim. I rode past your old house last week while visiting my granddaughter on Walnut Street. Things haven't changed too much after all these years. We've really come a long way! Hope you enjoy this birthday and many more.

Apr 21, 2021 at 4:58 PM

Richard...Hope you had a good birthday! I am late as usual with my birthday wishes. I hope you have been well during this unbelievable time, and that you stay safe.

Apr 14, 2021 at 11:05 AM

Happy Birthday, Don. Hope retirement is treating you well. And I hope this plague hasn't affected your family. Hopefully we will all be able to get together soon for a lunch. I've had my shot....have you?

Apr 10, 2021 at 4:33 AM
Apr 07, 2021 at 10:55 AM

Happy Birthday, dear friend. So many years have gone by now. One of my granddaughters lives in Marcus Hook, and I go by our old houses when I visit her. My old house is being "flipped" by a couple from Allentown, and I stopped in, and got a chance to go thru the house again. Your old house is still standing and looks in good condition. Many, many moons ago, we played from one house to the other, through the back alley!!
I guess when you get old, you think about these things. Happy Birthday....and many more.

Apr 03, 2021 at 9:20 AM

Happy Birthday Sandy! Have a great day! I hope our lunch group can get together soon!

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Mar 29, 2021 at 4:46 PM

Posted on: Mar 29, 2021 at 10:16 AM

Curli: Happy Birthday! Another year without a lunch together! I hope we can change that in the near future!! Meanwhile have a great day!

Mar 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Happy Birthday, Tom. We are starting on our next quarter of a century! Good luck for this year and stay safe.

Mar 17, 2021 at 10:47 PM

Happy Birthday, John. Have a good day tomorrow.

Feb 19, 2021 at 9:24 AM

Hey, Kathy. Who would have thought when we opened the door to Marcus Hook Elementary School back in 1950, and went in to start our school journey, that we would one day be 75 years old and communicating by computers! We've come a long way, baby, and here we are 3/4 of a century old! Hope you have a great day and you stay safe.

Feb 08, 2021 at 7:16 AM

Happy Birthday! I hope it's a wonderful day for you, surrounded by everyone you love!

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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.