Resident Spotlight: Charlotte Haste


Posted by Kia Crawford on February 7th, 2012 in Gainesville, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?Charlotte-Haste-Assisted-Living-Gainesville-GA-resident
New Jersey, the city was named Garfield.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?

Ice skating on ponds, sled riding, roller skating, swimming even in the ice cold! Getting ice cream was a real treat back then.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?

Getting married and traveling, also we liked to camp (in a motor home). We had 2 tents; one for my mom and one for the dog!

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

I worked in the garment industry. I was a Model in New York, I did runway modeling and I also did private showings for buyers buying from certain companies. The buyers came from all over the world.

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?

My family was from Germany and we spoke it and English but during WWll the town people called us Nazi’s, which was very painful during that time of my life.

Which accomplishments in your life do you feel most proud?

Working in New York as a Model and meeting very interesting people. I also learned to sew at that time so I made some of my clothes and hats.

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

Pursue your career and be persistent in what you do. Keep going forward and have confidence in yourself.

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

Love your children dearly, but don’t spoil them. Give them little jobs!

What brought you to Dogwood Forest’s assisted living community here in Gainesville, GA? Or, why did you choose Dogwood Forest?

The need for myself to have more care than I could do. I looked into other places and the others couldn’t provide for my need. Dogwood won out!

How do you enjoy Dogwood Forest as your new home?

I love not having to cook or to clean!!

What is your favorite part of living in assisted living here at Dogwood Forest in Gainesville, GA?

Kathy and our outings, cultural outings and friends!

Who is your best friend at Dogwood?

I have a lot of different friends, but we do need more men!