Monthly Archives: February 2016

Love Is Ageless: The Kilgores’ Story

Posted by Kia Crawford on February 23rd, 2016 in Spirit | No Comments

When you have been married for many decades, certain parts of a relationship just come naturally. You begin to complete each others’ sentences perfectly, you know how to make each other smile and you learn how to tease each other without hurting feelings. But, that takes many years to perfect, as Becky and Jackson Kilgore know.

It’s not easy to get married and stay in love. It takes hard work and dedication. But, as the Kilgore’s told us in an interview, staying with it and working through the hard times is more than worth it.

Interviewer: How long have you all been married?

Jack: Forever.

Interviewer: Forever?

Becky: 32 years.

Interviewer: Where did you all meet?

Jack: In jail. She was on a work release program, believe it or not. No no, we met … Read more...

Love Is Ageless: The Miteks’ Story

Posted by Kia Crawford on February 16th, 2016 in Spirit | No Comments
The Miteks

Ask anyone who has been in a relationship for more than a couple years, and they will all tell you the same thing: Love is tough. It takes a lot of work to make sure a marriage remains fruitful and strong. But that hard work is what makes loving one another worth it, as Mary and Ben Mitek know. This couple has been married for over 60 years. They have been through a lot together, and have found themselves deeply in love through it all. We had a chance to sit down with them and talk to them about their lives and ageless love.

Roots Of Love

Interviewer: How long have you guys been together, Mr. Ben?

Ben: We’ve been together for 63 years.

Interviewer: Sixty three years? That’s a long time. And she’s still smiling.

Ben: Why wouldn’t she?… Read more...

Love Is Ageless: Mrs. Taylor’s Story

Posted by Kia Crawford on February 9th, 2016 in Spirit | No Comments
Mrs. Nora Taylor

We live an era where many seem to have forgotten the definition of love. Ironically, while technology like the internet and social media make us more interconnected than ever, we have been experiencing more isolation from one another. In this modern context, the true meaning of love becomes blurred as we mire ourselves in the day-to-day affairs that seem to swallow up more and more of our time.

Yet, it does not have to be this way. Modern love and ancient love are one and the same, and we can experience every bit of the classic love that helped people stay together and happy for decades if we simply put our minds to it. If such a task seems impossible, consider the story of Mrs. Nora Taylor. She and her husband were married for 70 wonderful years until his death … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Barbara Staples

Posted by Kia Crawford on February 4th, 2016 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments
Barbara Staples

Where did you grow up? I was born on February 14, 1934 in Senoia, Georgia, but grew up in the Atlanta area. I had one sister; however, she passed away several years ago. I received a high school education graduating from Southwest DeKalb High School.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood? I remember when I was a child, going to visit my grandparents in Fairburn, Georgia. They lived on a farm, and my grandfather would do a lot of fun things with me. I remember my grandmother was a very good cook, and I would have good food to eat while visiting them.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood? My favorite memories from my adulthood are related to my wonderful husband, Roy Staples. I met Roy in middle school. In 2011, we … Read more...