For the month of July, we are excited to have Joe H. from Addington Place of Brunswick as our Resident Highlight! Joe was born in Huntingburg, Indiana in 1937. Joe grew up on 15 acres of sprawling land with his older brother and younger sister. His father owned a florist shop and a greenhouse that they all worked at as a family. Growing up, Joe was involved in many sports and hobbies including basketball, baseball, football, scouting, and music lessons. He enjoyed vacationing with his family in Florida, and watching the Cardinals play ball!
Frank was born in Newark, NJ, on Sept.26, 1930. His parents had immigrated to America from Germany during the rise of the Nazis in Europe and The Great Depression in America. German was Frank’s first spoken language, but English was a close second. Frank graduated from Union New Jersey High School and Seton Hall University. After two years in the Army, Frank made a powerful career move. He moved to Atlanta to become Manager of Property Taxes for the Coca-Cola Company in the USA for 31 years!
Howard was born in West Cobb County on February 1st, 1936. His dear wife, Jean, was born in Tennessee on June 7th, 1937. Howard and Jean were the first residents to move into The Oaks at Towne Lake, and Howard currently serves as one of the Resident Ambassadors.
Congratulations to William “Bill” C. for being resident of the month for April at Addington Place of Dublin. Bill was born on September 17, 1925; and was raised in North Carolina. Bill truly has a “Servant’s Heart.” As a young man, he joined the United States Marines, where he was a Master Gunnery Sergeant. He served during World War II, Korean War and Vietnam. During the Korean War, he was one of the “Chosin Few” as he fought in The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
Meet Mrs. Laws our resident of the month at Addington Place of Brunswick! Mrs. Laws was born in Dahlonega, Georgia February 13th, 1918, and just recently celebrated her 100th Birthday! She was raised on a farm in Lumber City, Georgia. Mrs. Laws enjoyed going to school and was involved in many activities including sports. Ms. Laws graduated as the Valedictorian of her class. Mrs. Laws enjoyed growing and tending to her rose garden and yard, as well as fishing and playing golf.
Meet Bill, our resident of the month for Oaks at Hampton! Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 22, 1923. His mother was a homemaker and did a wonderful job raising him. His father was the Chief Chemist at the Ohio Power Company. Bill's family later moved from Ohio to Georgia. Bill grew up in a large family with three brothers & sisters; he is the last remaining sibling. Bill was attending college when WWII broke out; he was immediately recruited into the United States Army. He played in the US Army Band and was eventually made the Commander.
Bruce was born on March 1st in Newton Falls, Ohio and is an only child. After high school, Bruce served in the Air Force for three years and was based in Pakistan where he monitored electric transmissions. He was discharged from the Air Force early to care for his mother and grandmother after his father passed away. Bruce loved being in the military and would go back if he was able.
After he turned 18, CJ served in the Coast Guard for 13 years. Upon completing his time with the Coast Guard, he went on to serve in the Navy Reserve until 1986. CJ also worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years as an electrition as well as a driver for The Shriner's Children Hospital.
He met and married his wife in 1957 they were married for 50 years.
During their marriage, they had one son who passed away from cystic fibrosis.
CJ continues to be involved with the Shriner’s today and says they have made a significant impact on his life by allowing him the opportunity to make an impact on other’s lives.
He also likes to claim that he a curmudgeon or a grumpy old man. We can tell you that his claim is 100% false! He has a beautiful, caring heart and is also known as our top dog lover at our community! If CJ is not sitting in the front lobby visiting with the house dogs, they make their way to his room and push open the door to check on him. He makes a point of leaving his door cracked so the dogs can let themselves in. He can pretend to be surly all he wants, but no one at Oaks at Hampton believes it. We love him!