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Rolling Meadows Nursing Home is special place to many in FdL

8:15 PM, Jul. 7, 2013
Linus Doll stands at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home with Timothy Dolan, former archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Dolan is now a Catholic cardinal.
Linus Doll stands at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home with Timothy Dolan, former archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Dolan is now a Catholic cardinal.
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While driving out of town, south on Military Road, I couldn't help but notice the empty and unfinished former Rolling Meadows Nursing Home. And that brought back memories, some old and some not so very old.

Going back when I was just a kid, I remember when that place was known as the county poor house or farm. I sort of can picture the old building with a big porch where older people would sit and just pass the time of day. My only connection to that old building was that my uncle Tony, my dad's brother, who lived in North Dakota, would stay there when he came to visit. He never did have much money, so they ...

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