What is going to happen to St Vincent...
MY NAME IS MICHAEL BENTON

Roseville, MI

#61 Dec 15, 2009
val magnuson wrote:
I was a worker at guardian angel for sr mary kay back in the late 70's- I have often wondered about the children who were in my care- so, if any of you are out there, leave me a note- god bless!
I WAS IN GAURDIAN ANGELS IN 78-79 THE TO SCOUTUS TILL 82 I JUST MOVED BACK TO MICHIGAN RECENTLY AND WAS DEEPLY SADDENED ABOUT IT'S CLOSING, I WOULDN,T BE THE PERSON I AM TODAY , IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR SARAH FISHER HOME FEEL FREE TO CANTACT ME BACK bruce60626@yahoo.com
Debbie Lim

Redford, MI

#63 Dec 15, 2009
I have new information on Sarah Fisher. Please join the Sarah Fisher Facebook Group to keep in touch with the updates....http://www.facebook .com/#/group.php?gid=641214414 55
Doc Benson

Harrison Township, MI

#64 Dec 16, 2009
I lived at St. Vincent/Sarah Fisher Home from 1958 until 1961 with my two younger brothers. I was by myself in a wing, and my two brothers were in 2 others wings because of their ages. I remember a black woman, Miss Cecelia, who was the best mother I ever had. She taught me all the important stuff. She told me I had soul, which meant a lot at the time. My parents had divorced in '57 when I was 5 years, and my dad got custody. Custody in '57 meant a father had to provide the best environment in which to grow, as determined by the judge. Dad was divorced, no one to look after the kids, so me and my two brothers went to live at two foster homes, Christ Child Home on Joy Blvd, then SV/SF Home. the four years at the home has given me the best memories of my life. The Marist Brothers, in their brown robes, came to control us on the weekends. They taught us how to fight (box), sew, fish, mow, run, shoot a bow and arrow, ice skate, and throw a ball with passion. The nuns with their big hats taught me to fear God, fear ignorance, and gave me the moral compass which helped me survive the turbulant '60's and '70's. My dad married a schitzophrenic woman with whom we moved in with in the fall of '61. the woman tortured me for seven years until I was of age to flee. Would have rather stayed at SV/Sarah Fisher home where they obviously cared. I've got nothing but positive things to say about SV/Sarah Fisher and remember enough to talk for hours, but I've already said enough. Contact me if you wish.
Dr. Don M. Benson, FACEP
Emergency Department
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
22101 Moross Road
Detroit, MI 48236
majorch

United States

#65 Dec 16, 2009
I am so glad to read all these positive comments about the Sarah Fisher home. Many years ago, I volunteered there. The first time I went, a young girl beat up on another girl. I intervened and got punched myself. The person in charge ignored the whole thing, and I thought I cannot volunteer here. I always had a very dim view of this place, and you have all changed my mind with your p0ositive memories.
Beverly Tran

Ypsilanti, MI

#66 Dec 18, 2009
What happens? Hopefully, the feds will bring down indictments.
kathy kendall

Plymouth, MI

#67 Dec 30, 2009
I too am saddened, I'm not sure if this was the orphanage 12 mile and Inkster. My brother and I lived there for about 2 years. I hated being seperated from my brother boys/girls seperate quarters its understandable now but not then. One sister I don't remember her name but she would rock me to sleep I would have nightmares and run down the hall yelling for my parents and brother. I feel so bad about that, I hope I din't upset or wake anyone that was kind of selfish but I was just a baby. We were there between 63-65? I'm not sure my brother is 2 years older and says, he doesn't remember but I remember hiding in the bushes because when the girls went in the boys went out. Or when I would cross the gravel road?, while my brother ran to the back to catch me waiving to waize back. Anyway I really wanted to visit the home. So where are the orphans going now? or rather where have they been? When I saw the home on six mile I thought that this was where I was but now I'm not sure I guess I'll call again,(20 years ago), and go get all the info they had baptism etc.. Well I can always volunteer at the brightmore location I lived there when I met my mother at 13 I was starting 8th grade at harding on burt rd.
Maureen

Cordova, TN

#68 Dec 31, 2009
Maureen wrote:
I was adopted in January 1965, and wondered if there is any way I can find out any information about my biological parents? Does anyone know is that is possible? Thank you.
I wrote this comment in September, and in November, I found my birth parents. My birth mom had been looking for me in 83. I am saddened that it took so long for me to find that out. I had tried to get information over 15 plus years ago, but was unable for whatever reason. I did not realize that so many children lived at the home. All the storys touch my heart. So many questions and memories.
Emergency Responder

United States

#69 Jan 6, 2010
I never knew the Sarah Fisher facilty back in the 70's or 80's with all the wonderful memories most speak of.

I can tell you in the 90's through closing it wasn't the same place everyone speaks of...

It is slated to become an assisted living facility sometime... And is located on some of the most beautiful property Farmington Hills has.

I wish I had better memories of the children there.
patrick stringer

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#70 Jan 15, 2010
i would like to find the records of my stay at the sarah fisher home from 1942 to around 1944.i went under the name of william patrick cornell.my mothers name was kathleen cornell and my fathers name was riley stringer,can someone help me?
mommyof4

Evansville, IN

#72 Feb 12, 2010
I have to agree the memories everyone speeks of sounds nothing of how i remember this place. being i live in there from almost 92-99 .. u guys make it sound nice and pleasent and everything...
patrick stringer wrote:
i would like to find the records of my stay at the sarah fisher home from 1942 to around 1944.i went under the name of william patrick cornell.my mothers name was kathleen cornell and my fathers name was riley stringer,can someone help me?
Sherry

Minneapolis, MN

#73 Feb 18, 2010
Nancy wrote:
I worked in Guardian Angel and Immaculata Cottages in the late 60's. I remember the Hubert family and the Toth Family and the Conley Family. I would like to hear any information on Kimberly Conley. She was adopted by a family and then returned. She had brothers, Robert and Donald and sisters Donna, Michelle and one other. Her father died while she was there. Her birthday is July 27th I believe.
I am the other Conley, Sherry. Last I knew Kim lived in Berkley Michigan. Contact me for more information if you wish.
Sherry

Minneapolis, MN

#74 Feb 18, 2010
Sherry wrote:
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I am the other Conley, Sherry. Last I knew Kim lived in Berkley Michigan. Contact me for more information if you wish.
Sorry, forgot to add my email, it is: shermiller100@yahoo.com
Patrick LeClaire

Orlando, FL

#75 Mar 2, 2010
My sister Kelly and me were in Sara Fisher home in the early sixties. I live in Kissimmee Florida and remember the love and guidance I got.

May God bless everyone involved with that awesome place
Fireform

Miami, FL

#76 Mar 9, 2010
How were you able to find records? I'm trying to help a friend who was adopted from there in 1963 find her birth parents and would appreciate a push in the right direction. fireform@comcast.net
Maureen wrote:
<quoted text>
I wrote this comment in September, and in November, I found my birth parents. My birth mom had been looking for me in 83. I am saddened that it took so long for me to find that out. I had tried to get information over 15 plus years ago, but was unable for whatever reason. I did not realize that so many children lived at the home. All the storys touch my heart. So many questions and memories.
Cindy

AOL

#77 Mar 10, 2010
I am also trying to find adoption records for my husband he was adopted in 1963! Any help please reply! Ty
Maureen

Germantown, TN

#78 Mar 10, 2010
I found mine when I called Catholic Charities asking for non identifying information, and asking if there if anyone was looking for me I wanted to know. It turned out that my birth mom had been looking for me when I was 18. The information I had was no longer her address, so I googled her and found her that way. There is also a great show called find my parents, and although it is no long on I think it was abc, it is on cable. You can write him, and he finds familys, but I think you have to be on his show for that. It is well done, and very emotional. I hope that might give you a start. Best of luck.
Hillary

Mount Pleasant, MI

#79 Mar 21, 2010
Teresa Teri MacDonald wrote:
I lived at Sarah Fisher Home about 3 years. Just yesterday I drove by to show my 9 year old daughter where I'd have some memories. I've been trying to get in touch again with "best friends" from there. I was there from about '67 to '70. Names I remember: Hubert rings a bell, but I thought it was Carol Hubert ?, Linda Sylvester, Tina Holman & sister Freda (Tina was adopted by McDonalds), Carol Bender ... "workers" ...Teri & Emily... Who owned the pony Dolly ? And the nun who owned Ophelia (our wolf dog) collie who I heard later was put down. I couldn't get over that the "great woods" our "forest" was almost gone and now it will all be gone, just like my other homes in Detroit. Anyone know of published photos of the place? Thanks
This facebook page has some great pictures of the home and kids back in the 70's. http://www.facebook.com/topic.php... #!/group.php?gid=64121441455
Mike Simons

Kingman, AZ

#80 Mar 21, 2010
I am posting on my wife's behalf, she was also at Sarah Fisher Home in 1965. We have a Baptismal Certificate, She was Baptized on july 17 1965 and signed by Rev. Omer Spier on July 26 1965. She was Borned Tammy Lynn Adams,on july 8 1965.She was adopted by Richard and Maryjane Nelson When She was 5 yrs old. She thinks her biological mother's name is Diana Adams.Tammy is wanting to know where her Biological Parents Are and who they are. If any one has any Information please email me At mikesimons@citlink.net,also Diana might want to know that she has a 10 yr old GrandDaughter. in Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Mike Simons

Kingman, AZ

#81 Mar 21, 2010
We Live In Lake Havasu city Arizona not Bullhead City. My Addy Is 3521 Pioneer Dr. Lake Havasu City, Arizona. 86404 Is another way to contact us.
Barb Gluski Arthur

Plymouth, MI

#82 May 18, 2010
I was very good friends with a girl named Mary Lou Booth who was a resident at the Sarah Fisher Home in the mid to late 1960's. She attended St. Gerard's Elementary School in Detroit, MI. She would be about 54-55yrs old. Does anyone know of her?

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