Resident Spotlight: Eleanor Smith


Posted by Kia Crawford on April 7th, 2014 in Birmingham, AL | No Comments

Independent Resident Spotlight

Eleanor Smith is one of the newest residents of Chateau Vestavia independent.  She is a petite lady with a bright smile and a twinkle in her eyes. Eleanor is very friendly and easy to talk with. She and her beautiful cat, Precious, are very good friends. She shared a picture album with me that contained Eleanor-Smith-460x372pictures of Precious and her four baby kittens. There is evidence of Eleanor’s love for cats all over her apartment. She has a collection of china tea pots displayed in her apartment. An extensive collection of lovely crystal figurines is enclosed in a glass display case near a window reflecting the outdoor light.

Eleanor was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she lived with her parents, two brothers and two sisters. They later moved to New York City where she graduated from high school. She returned to Pennsylvania where she worked as a secretary for a law firm for many years.  She and her husband had three children one of which died at an early age. She has four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Eleanor’s main hobby was bowling.

After Eleanor and her husband retired they moved to Florida to be near to her sister where they remained for several years. They both took up golf which they enjoyed very much. Her husband passed away in Florida.

Eleanor’s son Eddie lives in Birmingham so she  relocated to Birmingham in 2006 to be near him.

If you are not yet acquainted with Eleanor, introduce yourself to her. She is delightful and you will be glad you did.