Resident author Paul Cartwright
[Welcome, gentle reader. This is the 27th installment in a series of blogs written by actual Primrose residents. Please return often to read more! — Ed]
I moved to Primrose Retirement Community in Gillette in October of 2011 with my wife Shirley. Our son lives in town and we thought being closer to his family would be easier for both of us. Shirley was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and we just needed more help.
We moved from our home in Missouri where I worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. I worked 35 years and retired in 1983.
Shirley and I did several trips in our RV where we went fishing in Florida, moved up the coast and headed for Canada.
In 1997 I decided to write a book about our lives so our children would have some history of our family. I enjoyed doing this and had it printed to share with others. Pictures of times past and information that my sister and I could remember about our families. I have shared this with a few of the residents at Primrose.
Living at Primrose has brought independence as well as social activity for me with others that live here. I still drive and I am able to come and go as I like while I live at Primrose.
My love of my life Shirley died in September 2012 and I miss her. All of the staff and friends at Primrose have helped me through this process of missing, loving, and remembering Shirley.
I enjoy living at Primrose where I have made several friends. We all at Primrose feel like a big family and care for each other.
by Paul Cartwright
Gillette Primrose resident
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