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92-year old Nebraska native visits hometown for first time in 80 years

Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 18:35:27-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Twilight Wish Foundation gives elderly citizens the chance to live out something on their bucket list or visit a place they haven't been in a while.

An Arkansas resident with Nebraska roots took advantage of this. 92-year old Kathryn Crombie hadn't been back to Omaha in 80 years. She graduated from the all-girls school Brownell Hall and wanted to return to see it today.

Brownell Hall is now coed and goes by Brownell Talbot School. Crombie visited with students in the first and second grade Thursday. Her son says it was a walk down memory lane for his mother.

"Let's bring her back and she hadn't been back here since the 30's and the 40's," said Rich Crombie. "It's been 80 years. Let's do that and before you go do that one last thing, go back to your old beginnings."

Kathryn also went to her hometown of Ralston. Thursday afternoon the city gave her a key to the city.