Mildred turned 84 last October, and it’s quite clear that she enjoys life and the people she continues to meet along the way. She has been a resident at Allen Manor for over three years, having moved from Des Moines to Grand Rapids in 2015. She has an obvious desire to get along with and love her neighbors.
Mildred grew up in Hamilton, GA, a small town in Harris County. Her Dad was a farmer, and she has fond memories of being on a farm and the work and play associated with a rural upbringing. Even with Hamilton’s notorious past, Mildred recalls her childhood as a time when folks got along just fine. She walked five miles to an integrated one-room schoolhouse. In all her years in school, she had only had one teacher…whose name was also Mildred! Eventually, she ended up moving to Columbia County, GA with her two sisters and living there with her Mom.