Monthly Archives: January 2012

Our Interview with Resident Nanalie Warlick  

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 16th, 2012 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments

Nanalie Warlick, a resident of Dogwood Forest’s assisted living community in Dunwoody, GA, was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 13, 1920. In grammar school, she moved to Bishopville, S.C. where she later went to Winthrop College and majored in Home Economics. 

During World War ll, Nanalie served in the Army WAC’s for two years. Her military career continued when she married her husband Lt. Colonel William Warlick and followed his career to Ft. Bragg, N.C., Japan, and Stuttgart, Germany.

Accomplishments in her life she is most proud of are her marriage, and her 3 sons. Her advice to young people is: Use your education, save your money and spend it wisely, be honest and love one another.

So, what brings Nanalie to Dogwood Forest’s assisted living community in Dunwoody, GA? Through a mutual friend, Dogwood Forest of … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Patrick J. Lennon (Pat)

Posted by Kia Crawford on January 16th, 2012 in Alpharetta, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?

The Bronx in New York City.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?

Playing sports – I ran track and played basketball in school. The kids in the neighborhood played stickball in the streets. We wrapped tape around a broom handle and used it as a bat. The police would come and take away our “bats” and then once a year we could go to the station and pick them up. We played baseball in a field near Yankee Stadium. We could hear the cheers from the stadium as we played.

I loved the New York Yankees. I never saw Babe Ruth play, but my brother and I went to his wake in Yankee Stadium. Mickey Mantle was my favorite player and I saw him play.

My first car was a 1937 … Read more...