Madame La Farge from La Barge
Carlton Senior Living Blog | October 10, 2020

Madame La Farge from La Barge

There is a group of very nice ladies who gather each Tuesday and Thursday to discuss and practice the art of knitting and crocheting.  We have a wonderful time. I took the liberty of referring to our group as “Madame La Farge from La Barge.”  I constructed La Barge – I say it is in central South Dakota but who knows.  It is a good guess. My grandmother once told me that very nice ladies knit or crochet.  She was correct.  My Knitting and Crocheting group is composed of such wonderful and talented ladies – I do enjoy them.  They are constructing such lovely pieces of art.  You would be amazed at their talent.  They are developing lovely blanke …

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“At Home in the World of Animals and of People” by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | June 28, 2020

"At Home in the World of Animals and of People" by Harriett Burt

“There’s nothing more daunting than taking a blood sample from a lion,” Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill-Martinez resident and retired veterinarian Denny Bohlke observes. He ought to know because his Yakima office was close enough to a retired circus animal ranch to hear them roaring and to make a ‘home visit’ from time to time. Oh, by the way, how do you take the sample? From its tail, he says. Denny was born in 1931 and grew up on a 12-acre farm near Yakima. His dad was a fruit inspector in Washington’s largest fruit growing area. It was the beginning of the Great Depression so keeping the wolf from the door meant everybody in the family …

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“His Life ‘Began’ with a Bike Ride to the New York World’s Fair” by Harriett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | May 3, 2020

"His Life ‘Began’ with a Bike Ride to the New York World’s Fair" by Harriett Burt

Ed Vining moved into Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill-Martinez a few months ago from the Muir Oaks section of Martinez. He was born in North Carolina in 1925 shortly before his family moved to Montgomery, West Virginia. His father was a teacher and his mother was a housewife. He had two sisters. Ed is certain of one thing: “my life didn’t start until I was 14” when the 1939-40 World’s Fair opened in New York.  He wanted to see it, but his family wasn’t able to go. Ed around 1946 It was 1940 before he started the trip. How did he get there? “I rode my bike,” he replied. What??? Montgomery is nearly 500 miles from New York City! “Were your p …

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“Finding Love in the Midst of War” by Hariett Burt
Carlton Senior Living | April 19, 2020

"Finding Love in the Midst of War" by Hariett Burt

Many of us at Carlton Senior Living Pleasant Hill-Martinez know Connie Malone but only a few remember her husband, Mike, who lived here from 2008 until his death in 2010. Connie is a first-generation American born of an Italian couple who immigrated to the United States around 1919 to build a better life. Mike, the son of an Indiana Presbyterian minister’s family, decided to sign up for a two-year enlistment in the Marine Corps in October 1941 so he could get the draft out of the way before resuming college to become a lawyer. Just two months later, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor radically changed Mike’s plan. By August 1942, he was an i …

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DIY Easter Egg Wreath
Carlton Senior Living Davis | April 11, 2020

DIY Easter Egg Wreath

If you’re looking for an EGGSCELENT activity for the Spring season, look no further! The Carlton Senior Living Davis community shows us how to SPRING into creativity. Together the amazing residents and associates showcased their craft skills by partaking in this perfect do it yourself (DIY) Easter Egg Wreath. It is the perfect afternoon activity for families, friends and individuals to enjoy and share with one another.                                                                                           Whether it’s sharing in the spirit of Easter or in the love of Spring, this craft allows you to make it your own and customize it however …

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Lean On Me – A Tribute To Friendship
Carlton Residents | April 11, 2020

Lean On Me - A Tribute To Friendship

A tribute to friendship featuring residents, associates and friends of Carlton Senior Living. With all that’s happening in the world today, we remain focused on our commitment to love, honor and provide for our residents. It is our hope to bring some comfort and smiles not only to our cherished residents but to their concerned families. Together we will thrive through this. https://youtu.be/aNFO9DKwvMc Lyrics to Lean On Me Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there’s always tomorrow Lean on me, when you’re not strong And I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long ‘Til …

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Room Service At Carlton During These Trying Times
Carlton Residents | March 30, 2020

Room Service At Carlton During These Trying Times

“Food tastes great no matter where you eat it.” Carlton Senior Living understands that meal time is one of the most look forward to activities for our residents. It is our goal to make healthy, fun and tasty meals that can hopefully put a smile on everyones faces during these challenging times.

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