This month, we’re getting to know John, a resident of Oaks at Hampton. He was born in Taylor County, Georgia on August 25, 1923. John was the baby of a farming family. His dad farmed cotton and corn and his mother took care of John, his four sisters, and four brothers. A busy household, indeed!
Bob and his wife Mildred were both raised in Patterson, New Jersey. Although they went to the same school, they didn’t date until after graduation. Their relationship was definitely everlasting as they have been married for 73 years. Bob and Mildred have a son Robert who lives in Alabama and a devoted daughter Janet who lives nearby and who spends a lot of time with them.
Esther Gladys Walker, the only child of John and Elizabeth Hermanson, was born in New York City. Her mother, Elizabeth, emigrated from Sweden, arriving at Ellis Island via the Lusitania at the tender age of 16.
Mario, also known as “Rayito” was born and raised in La Romana, Dominican Republic. As a young boy, he enjoyed playing baseball and was good enough to play for one of the domestic teams from the D.R. In addition to baseball, Mario was a tough competitor in the boxing ring where he acquired his nickname “Rayito,” which means “Little Lightning” in Spanish.