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Meet Your September Resident of the Month!

Irene was born and raised in Philadelphia.  She graduated from high school and was employed with the Philadelphia Housing Authority.   Irene has been married for 20 years.  As a mother of four children, she displayed much love.  Throughout her lifetime, she has had many friends.  She has a love for music and cooking.   On any […]

Meet Your September Resident of the Month!

Mrs. Veronica Funchess-Horner was born in North Philadelphia, the second of four children, where they lived until moving to West Oak Lane when she was sixteen.  Up through the move, Miss Veronica attended Catholic school and still recalls the strict separation of the girls from the boys, including different wings, no talking during lunchtime, and […]

Meet Your August Resident of the Month

Meet Your August Resident of the Month: Ibrahima Kakay   Mr. Ibrahima Kakay was born in West Africa in the country of Sierra Leone, one of four children. His son, Mamadu, shared that Mr. Kakay was always popular both for his good looks and sense of community.    As a young man, he worked in the diamond […]

Meet Your July Resident of the Month

Meet Your July Resident of the Month: Natalie C. Mrs. Natalie was born in West Philadelphia and lived on the fifteenth floor of the Mill Creek Projects. She was the youngest of three and the only girl. Miss Natalie describes herself as a “girly girl” but enjoyed playing dodgeball and basketball. When she was six […]

Meet Your June Resident of the Month

Resident of the Month: Delores E. Mrs. Delores was born at Philadelphia General Hospital, “somewhere in the middle” of the lineup of ten children.  She was a self-described tomboy, saying that she preferred climbing trees and playing stickball with her brothers over jumping rope and playing jacks with the other girls.    Miss Delores’ first job […]

Meet our April Resident of the Month

Resident of the Month: Joseph F. Mr.  Joseph F. was born in West Philadelphia, the eldest of six children. His family soon moved to Southwest Philadelphia, where he spent his formative years. He shares that the teachers at the Alexander Wilson Elementary School (now the site of University of the Sciences, which has recently merged with […]

February Honoree of the Month: Charles Beatty

In honor of Black History Month, we are doing something a little different for February’s Resident of the Month.  Instead of a resident we will be focusing on a spouse, Mrs. Leona Beatty’s deceased husband, Charles “Charlie” Beatty.  Mr. Beatty was born in Magnolia, North Carolina; one of five children. Following his graduation from C.F. […]

Meet Our January Resident of the Month

Mrs. Margaret Lawrence was born in Coatesville, PA, the fourth born of ten children.  Her mother took care of the children while her father ran his dairy farm that had over twenty cows. The five daughters helped in the garden and around the house while the five sons helped their father in the dairy.  At […]

Meet Our December Resident of the Month

Ophelia Middleton grew up in North Philadelphia and was named after her grandmother.  As a child and teenager, Miss Ophelia loved listening to the Motown records her mother bought for her.  She also recalls that growing up she always had a pet, and remembers pushing one willing cat around her neighborhood in a baby stroller.  […]