Resident Spotlight: Angelyn Screws


Posted by Kia Crawford on May 7th, 2013 in Fayetteville, GA | No Comments

Hello, my name is Angelyn Screws. Some people call me “Ang.” I was born in Alabama and moved to Georgia when I was very little. My dad worked on the train for most of my childhood, so my sisters, mom, dad, and I moved almost every year. I really enjoyed riding the train to school and back every day when I was young.

I resided in Columbus, Georgia, once my dad’s railway job finally settled down. I was a very good child. My mother told me I was the most trustworthy out of all my sisters. I was the middle child out of 5. My mother was the biggest influence in my life. She worked herself silly! She did not work outside of our house, but she worked a lot nonetheless.

I enjoyed school, but only sometimes. I went to high school in Columbus and met William (nicknamed “Bill”). I was playing softball as a first baseman and he noticed me. We dated, and I married him on February 10, 1945, when I was 20. He was in the military for a while. We had two wonderful children together. I love them very much.

When Bill was in the military, I was working various jobs. I worked at Sears for a long time, at least 20 years. I have traveled many places during my life. I remember going to Mexico and seeing a bullfight. It was very intense!

I do not get out much now, but I don’t mind. I enjoy it here at Dogwood very much. I have only been here a few months, but so far everyone here is very nice. My daughter chose this place for me and I’m very glad she did.