Grandparent stories next 60+ program

Loretta Wiebe Jost will present ?Going Afar, Upon the Mountain: Grandma Lizzie and Grandpa Henry,? at the Tabor College ?60+? Learning in Retirement Program at 9:45 a.m. Monday, March 2, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.

Born and raised on a western Kansas farm, Jost was 9 when her father, Pete Wiebe, died suddenly while driving tractor. Her grandmother, Lizzie Pauls Wiebe, helped to fill the void, leaving her a legacy of stories that made a deep impression.

Six decades later, Jost is sharing these stories. For example, at her grandmother?s knee, Jost learned how her grandparents took in African-American children at Elk Park, N.C., in the early 1900s, risking their lives in the face of white supremacist townspeople.

Jost is a 1960 graduate of Tabor College. She and her husband, Dean, are engaged in agri-business in Aurora, Neb. She has served on the Tabor College Board of Directors since 1994.

The public is welcome to attend all Learning in Retire?ment programs. Fees are $3 per session or $15 per semester ($28 per couple). Registration and discount cards for lunch in the cafeteria will be available at the door during the half hour before the meeting.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator at 620-947-3121, 947-5964, or

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