Meet Cyndy Bradley, Carlton Senior Living‘s spotlight resident of the week. Cynthia “Cyndy” Manfred Bradley was born on August 23, 1935 in Niagara Falls, New York. Her father, Pete, was a gym teacher, and her mother, Agnes, was a bookkeeper. She grew up in Lewiston, New York, near Niagara Falls. She has two older siblings, Ben and Mary. Cyndy recalls being a mischievous child. One time, when a house was being built in the neighborhood, Cyndy and a friend went over and unscrewed every screw in the house.
After high school, Cyndy continued her education at William Smith College in Geneva, New York. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She moved to Riverside, California with her first husband, who was in the Army. She has lived in California ever since. Prior to moving to Davis, Cyndy lived in Stanford, California and Cupertino, California.
While in Riverside, Cyndy met her second husband, Jack Bradley, through a fraternity brother of his and a coworker of hers. They were initially set up on a blind date and had dinner with friends. They hit it off and continued seeing each other.
Cyndy was a teacher at a parent co-op adult education program. She taught courses for the parents of the children who attended the associated preschool. She also taught needlework and was a judge at county fairs. Her other major job was being a mother. Cyndy has one son, Mark, from her first marriage and two children with Jack, Therese and Scott. They have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cyndy and Jack also hosted two exchange students, one from Japan and one from Germany. Cyndy counts marrying Jack and having her children among her favorite life experiences.
Cyndy has traveled to Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong, and Alaska. She has also gone on many camping trips. She especially enjoyed camping in Northern California and Oregon. She would pick wild berries and then can them when they returned home.
Cyndy would like to be thought of as someone who likes life, is always kind, and has a great sense of humor. She believes that you should never do anything you don’t feel one hundred percent about. She also believes in stopping to smell the roses.
Here at Carlton Senior Living Davis, Cyndy’s favorite things are the food and the staff; she describes the staff as more than polite! Her favorite meal is waffles and her favorite dessert is chocolate. She enjoys painting, needlework, and crafting in general. She likes to dance and enjoys upbeat music. She also likes Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, Brooks & Dunn, and folk music.
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