Monthly Archives: March 2013

Resident Spotlight: Nelda Grayson

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 6th, 2013 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments

Nelda grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where going to the library and checking out books was a great pastime. Her love of reading has been a passion her entire life.

Living in Pensacola, a military town, Nelda watched as the troops returned from WWll by train. She recalls all of the joyful noises the men made because they were so happy to be coming home. A similar scene was also noted when troops returned from Korea.

Nelda worked her way through Florida State University, and then moved to the big city of Atlanta. Her professional career included a teaching school, H&R Block, Georgia Tech, and real estate sales.

One of Nelda’s favorite memories of adulthood was the birth of her children, only topped by the birth of her grandchildren.

Advice for marriage: Be careful who you marry. You may be … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Nora Taylor

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 6th, 2013 in Fayetteville, GA | No Comments

Hi, my name is Nora Taylor. I grew up in Albertville, Alabama. I lived on a farm all during my childhood. My father grew all of our food, as well as cotton. He was a sharecropper and my younger brother, mom, and I helped out.

I enjoyed my childhood so much! I had a wonderful home life. I was a very good child and tried my hardest to get good grades in school. When I didn’t make straight As, I would cry! 

My family raised me as a Baptist Christian and after high school I pursued ministry with my husband, Marvin Taylor. I met him on December 26, 1949, on a blind date. Eleven days later, on January 6, 1950, we were married!

My parents really wanted me to go to college, so I did. After college, I became a … Read more...