Our Interview With Resident Marjorie Davis


Posted by Kia Crawford on February 13th, 2012 in Fayetteville, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?

Washington, KS

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?

My dad was a water engineer. I loved going to the plant and was fascinated with the workings of the plant. It always smelled so clean and fresh. marjorie-davis-assisted-living-alpharetta-ga-resident

My mother was a housewife, but volunteered with many groups. She worked diligently for women’s right to vote. She would do her housework in the morning and in the afternoon we’d call on women.

Our house was full of books. I always wondered where my mother bought the books because there wasn’t a book store in town.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?

One day I was sitting by a window at our church dedication thinking how wonderful it was to be there. I had such a calm, peaceful feeling.

After graduating from high school, I attended college for a year. I lived on the second floor of a beautiful hotel with a grand staircase. Because the family of a friend owned the hotel, I was supervised closely. Whenever we had a date, my friend and I jumped out of the window so her parents wouldn’t know about our dating.

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

I married after one year of college and raised my children. When I was 40, I finished my degree. I taught high school and college English.

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?

I was holding my daughter when I heard about the bombing at Pearl Harbor. When the war was over, the bells all over town rang out. That same daughter asked me why I was crying.

Which accomplishments in your life do you feel most proud?

I was chosen to be on the committee to revamp the curriculum for teaching English in schools. This curriculum was for the country, not just the state of Nebraska.

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

Don’t wait until you’re 40 to go to college, but don’t ever think that you can’t go.

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

Your family brings much more joy than heartache.

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

I had fallen and got a bad infection. I was so sick and couldn’t go back to my home so my family brought me here.

How do you enjoy Dogwood Forest as your new home?

I love it! I wish I could get better food, but I love Dogwood.

What is your favorite part of living here in assisted living at Dogwood’s Alpharetta, GA Community?

I love my apartment. I’m completely content here.

Who is your best friend at Dogwood?

I don’t have a best friend, but I have many friends here.