With restrictions eased, local seniors reuniting with loved ones

In a year when visits with grandparents and family have, at times, been hit or miss, long awaited reunions are the best.

WEST FARGO — Laural Litchfield is all ready for Easter weekend. She even made a stop at the beauty shop at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings.

It has been a year of change, but with more visitor restrictions eased, her day was brightened with a visit from two kids she absolutely adores.

Litchfield was born and raised in Gwinner, North Dakota and came to Fargo in the 1950s. She's always been a bit of a trailblazer. She even "Stumped the Band" on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson". While she has no children, her close friends do and they are like family to her.

When 8-year-old Emma and 4-year-old Linkoln showed up to shower her with love after a year without hugs, it was an emotional reunion.

"I think this is so pretty. I am just so honored. I just love these kids," Litchfield said.


On Easter weekend, many families will spend what will likely be their first holiday together in months. For Litchfield, it will be hard to beat being reunited with the children she loves.

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Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia, Juarez,Mexico and the Middle East. He is an multiple Emmy and national Edward R. Murrow award recipient.

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