As the new year 2013 fast approaches, Riderwood retirement community residents in Silver Spring, MD, are recalling the memorable, rewarding and surprising directions their lives took with the start of New Years past and the ensuing decades.
“I’m glad to have been around when women began to have more interesting jobs,” said a resident. “I did the marriage and four children phase. Then I loved working at NIH for twenty-two years.”.
“The ‘Fifties were very exciting to me,” said another resident. “ I never expected to go to college, but I used every penny of my G.I. Bill, which enabled me to have a rewarding career as an engineer.”
Fascinating stories are being shared at the 120-acre Riderwood campus:
“I staffed a horticultural research station in Puerto Rico in the ‘Seventies,” a resident said. “ We had weekends free for beaches and mountains. Collecting wild orchids was half hobby, half research.”