I was born in March of 1926 and raised in South Baltimore. I graduated from the old Southern High School in 1944. We were the first class to have leather-bound yearbooks. Our twelfth-grade prom was held at the Maryland Yacht Club on Hanover Street. When my husband, Charles, and I were first married we lived on Warren Avenue across from Federal Hill Park. Later, we bought a home in Morrell Park for $7300 and raised our four children there.
I came to live at St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in the spring of 2000 after a series of health problems resulted in the loss of use of my legs.
I stay active at St. Elizabeth’s by going on bus trips, participating in bingo and other recreational activities, and enjoying various entertainment provided by the staff. I’m the President of the Resident Council and belong to the Women’s Club, which sponsors a Native American child. I go to my children’s home for holidays, for special occasions, or just to visit. My children and my grand-grandchildren are all very good to me.
I’m quite content at St. Elizabeth’s. I’ve made many friends here and I’ve lost many friends too. I’m cared for by a wonderful group of staff people, friends and family.