Our Interview with Resident Bill Broome


Posted by Kia Crawford on October 19th, 2011 in Gainesville, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up? mr-broome-gainesville

DeKalb County in Atlanta, Georgia.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?

School activities and summer play time with friends. Also writing about things that happened during those times.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?

Serving in WWII was very important to me. I got out in 1944 and had to adjust to civilian life in 1945.

Did you have a profession? If so what industry were you in and what did you do?

Yes! I was a professional local Chamber of Commerce Manager in 3 states, Ga., S.C., and Fla., I would recruit employers to come to these states to add to the economics of these places.

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?

Yes, I was in the Philippines awaiting the invasion of Japan during WWII which was aborted by President Truman because of the dropping of the A-Bomb.

Of which accomplishments in your life do you feel most proud?

Helping to build a family with my wife and children, who have all loved each other all our lives. I was married in 1942, the day after payday(HA) . My wife’s name was Etrulia but I always called her Trulie.

Is there anything you’ve learned in life you wish to share with someone who is just graduating college?

Yes, be prepared to work hard for what you hope to gain! There are no short cuts for living a successful and enjoyable life. Absolutely none!

Is there anything you’ve learned in life you wish to share with someone who is just starting a family?

Yes, learn that giving discipline will determine what type of child you rear if you remember it is the child’s life and not yours. There will be problems for parents that can’t say no.

What brought you to assisted living here in Gainesville, GA? Or Why did you choose Dogwood Forest?

An Ambulance!! (Ha) The climax of living in another assisted living facility where they were good but could not meet my needs.

How do you enjoy Dogwood Forest as your new home?

I enjoy the friendship of the staff, the good food, and the ability of Dogwood Forest Gainesville to be able to deliver all my needs. They do a beautiful job!  Myself and the other 2 gentlemen at my dining table believe that Dogwood Forest Gainesville is the most fortunate thing to happen to us at this time in our life.

What is your favorite part of living at Dogwood?

The variety available in eating, sleeping, and socializing with those of my age!

Who is your best friend at Dogwood’s 

The well trained and caring staff!