Christmas brings local family together after 36 years

Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

For the past 36 years, 87-year-old Marilyn-London Drexler Nickel had dreamed of having all five of her children together for Christmas.

With four of her grown children scattered across the U.S., it was hard to get them all together.

With busy work schedules and families of their own, her children could only get together every 10 years with their mother, and it was usually during the summer months.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.