Resident Spotlight: Eunice Scarborough


Posted by Kia Crawford on August 20th, 2012 in Dunwoody, GA, Spirit | No Comments

Where did you grow up?

Eunice states that she was born on November 21, 1934, in southeast Atlanta and she grew up in the same area. She was an only child and graduated from Roosevelt High School, which had been the old Atlanta Girls High, in 1952.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood? eunice

Eunice states that one of her favorite memories is her mother reading to her. She states that while growing up her mother had multiple sclerosis and so Eunice had to help her mother with housework. Starting at age 9 Eunice would make biscuits for her father for breakfast and she was so short that she had to stand on a stool to reach the kitchen counter. She also remembers that at some point in childhood she went to live with her aunt, who she loved, and they started traveling together with her mother. Eunice also has good memories of elementary-school friends who she would play with outside.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?

Eunice states that as an adult she loved to travel and she enjoyed trips to Panama City Beach, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, Kentucky, places in Europe including England, Spain, France, and Middle East, Israel, Egypt. Eunice met her future husband through a friend of hers and she got married to Randall Scarborough when she was 46 years old and they were married for 27 ½ years when he died. She states that she regretted never having children but that they had a good life together.

Did you have a profession?

Eunice states that she worked for Atlanta Public Schools for 38+ years, first as a clerk typist. Then she became a buyer for the school system, which she did until she retired. She states that the thing she liked most about her job was the personal contact that she had with people.

What accomplishment in your life do you feel most proud?

Eunice states that she is most proud that instead of getting married early in life like a lot of her friends did, she finished school and stated working before she got married. She states that the only bad part of waiting a long time to get married was that she was not able to have children. She is also proud of all of the traveling that she was able to do in her life in the U.S. and overseas. Eunice states that she was able to repay the kindness of her aunt taking her and her mother into her home with mother having MS; the trio loved to travel together.

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

Eunice states that when you work, be devoted to your job but not to the point that you don’t have a life or family outside of your job.

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

Eunice states that you should have your family come first, and not your job ahead of your family in your life.

What brought you to Dogwood Forest?

Eunice states that she could not live alone anymore and could not maintain her home like she needed to and could not fix her own food. She states that she had aides helping her in her home, but she could not always depend on them coming to help her.  She states that here she doesn’t have to worry about people coming to help her with her care.

How do you enjoy Dogwood Forest as your new home?

Eunice states that she enjoys meeting new people here and enjoys that staff helps her as needed with her care at the Dogwood Forest senior living community in Stockbridge, Georgia.