Monthly Archives: December 2011

Resident Spotlight: Margaret Crumbley

Posted by Kia Crawford on December 12th, 2011 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?

Henry County, McDonough, Georgia.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?

Visiting her aunt in the country in Henry County.  She remembers it being the most wonderful place in the world with it being completely different from living in the city of McDonough of that time.  Margaret remembers all the wonderful food that they had from their garden in the country.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?  

Margaret responded “That’s easy, raising my 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls.  I loved being a mother.”

What was your profession?

Margaret states that she worked for 24 years as a Social Worker as a state employee working with families covering all of Henry County.  She did this during the 50’s and 60’s and retired in 1970 a year early … Read more...

Our Interview with Resident Bob Leventhal

Posted by Kia Crawford on December 7th, 2011 in Alpharetta, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up? Attleboro, Mass.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood? I grew up on a farm. Although it was hard work, it was fun.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood? I loved being in the Army. I was a paratrooper in the Army. Also, I was the youngest child so I received all the hand-me-down clothes. The Army gave me 5 uniforms which were the first new clothes I had.

Did you have a profession? If so what industry were you in and what did you do? I have a Masters Degree in Avian Microbiology. I developed new vaccines for turkeys and chickens.

Do you remember what was happening in your life during a significant event in US history such as WWII, Vietnam, Woodstock or any other historical events?Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Patricia S. Garner

Posted by Kia Crawford on December 7th, 2011 in Dunwoody, GA, Spirit | No Comments

Patricia, a resident of Dogwood Forest’s senior living community in Dunwoody, GA, grew up in Little Rock Arkansas, the oldest of six children. Along came four sisters and number six, a boy! Patricia remembers her mother not allowing anyone on staff at the hospital to tell her father they had a boy so she could share the exciting news.  

Memories of childhood included family vacations to the beaches of North Carolina (after all, only Yankee’s went to Florida) and singing in the cathedral of Mt. Saint Mary’s in Little Rock.

During the war, gasoline shortages became a challenge when trying to be sure that family members would be able to return home after a family wedding.

But other wise, Patricia can not recall hardships caused by goods that were rationed.

Patricia would give young college graduates advise to ‘Read”, … Read more...