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Mabel Sande, the oldest resident at Barros at 102, says she will dearly miss Mary Prestidge, who has retired after running the home for 25 years.

Barross House owner taking a break

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Back in 1986, Mary Prestidge was talking to her neighbor. Pearl Sande's parents needed more care than she could give them. No one liked the idea of sending them to a nursing home, but there were few alternatives in Two Harbors at the time.


Prestidge talked with her twin sister, Marilyn Story, about opening an alternative to a nursing home.

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