Resident Spotlight: Martha Thompson


Posted by Kia Crawford on March 21st, 2016 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Picture Martha ThompsonWhere did you grow up?  Martha was born on July 28, 1931 in East Point, Georgia where she grew up.  She was the middle child with two sisters.  She graduated from Russell High School in her hometown.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?  Martha says that one of her favorite memories from childhood was playing baseball in the street with the neighborhood children.  She also recalls getting new doll for Christmas; which was always a special time for her growing up.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?  Martha states that one of her favorite memories from adulthood was meeting her future husband, Jack Thompson.  They met when they were both working for Southern Bell. Martha was having problems with her car.  She knew that he worked on cars and so she asked him to look at her car.  They dated for about 1 year and then got married on February 13, 1960.  With her husband, she lived on a 21 acre farm with cows that she loved in Ellenwood.

Did you have a profession?  Martha worked for Bell South for 33 ½ years doing office work.

Which accomplishments in your life do you feel most proud?  Martha is most proud of her 3 wonderful children. She was active in her church, and working for Bell South for 34 years.

Is there anything you’ve learned in life you wish to share with someone who is just graduating from college? “Get a good job, save for the future, and make sure your religious life is in order.”

Is there anything you’ve learned in life you wish to share with someone who is just starting a family?  Martha stated “be firm in everything you say to your kids, love your children unconditionally, and always be there for them.”

What brought you to Dogwood Forest?  According to Martha’s daughter, Martha has lived with her for the past 13 years and has enjoyed every minute of it.  But Martha’s legs have grown weak, and she was lonely staying by herself.  She no longer drives and her friends could no longer transport her to church and other places.  Martha also wanted to be around other people and be involved in activities.  Her family looked at several communities in the area and liked Dogwood Forest the best.