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Confirmed 75 years later

Listen up, confirmands who think your years of study drag on: Betty Anderson of First Lutheran Church, Norfolk, Va., recently completed her instruction 75 years after she started. Her confirmation study at the Church of England in Liverpool was interrupted Sept. 3, 1939, when England declared war against Germany. Her family was evacuated to Wales and found their church records had burned when they returned home. She married into a prominent Lutheran family after meeting her future husband at a Red Cross club where she volunteered. At age 86, she affirmed her baptism with friends and family at First.


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