This month we would like to introduce Residential Living Center resident, Mamie Pedrow.
Mamie Maxine Pitts Pedrow was born in Wynona, Oklahoma, on Sept. 7, 1925 to Laura and Everett Pitts. The seventh of eight children, Mamie moved to a Kansas farm between Lane and Osawatomie with her family at the age of two. She went to grade school at Highland, a country school. Mamie sat at a double desk with Kenneth Ellis and spent a lot of time standing in the corner because they would send each other into fits of laughter.
At the age of 16, Mamie married the love of her life, Duane Pedrow. When Duane went off to the army, Mamie graduated in 1943, and then lived in New York with her brother and his growing family. As luck would have it, her fraternal twin nephews were born on Mamie’s birthday and she got to name them. To this day Bob and Jim still call her on Sept. 7th!
When Mamie's husband came home from the Army, they moved to a farm three miles east of Richmond. While raising her three children, Duane, Ronnie, and Mamie Ann, she worked for 25 years as a seamstress at Mode O Day in Osawatomie. She loved going dancing with her husband, enjoyed sewing, and visiting casinos with her daughter. She is loved by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and we love that Mamie calls RLC her home.