Resident Spotlight: Nelda Grayson


Posted by Kia Crawford on March 6th, 2013 in Dunwoody, GA | No Comments

Nelda grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where going to the library and checking out books was a great pastime. Her love of reading has been a passion her entire life.

Living in Pensacola, a military town, Nelda watched as the troops returned from WWll by train. She recalls all of the joyful noises the men made because they were so happy to be coming home. A similar scene was also noted when troops returned from Korea.

Nelda worked her way through Florida State University, and then moved to the big city of Atlanta. Her professional career included a teaching school, H&R Block, Georgia Tech, and real estate sales.

One of Nelda’s favorite memories of adulthood was the birth of her children, only topped by the birth of her grandchildren.

Advice for marriage: Be careful who you marry. You may be in love, but pay attention to signs you may not like in the future!

Advice on children: love them to death.

Nelda enjoys getting to know other residents at Dogwood Forest of Dunwoody, and is a founding member of our book club. In her circle of friends, she includes her care managers, A.L. director and James, our cook!