Primrose resident Pat Payne
[Welcome, gentle reader. This is the 30th installment in a series of blogs written by actual Primrose residents. Please return often to read more! — Ed]
I was born on February 23, 1926, to wonderful parents, Nellie and Friend Roach with the added bonus of a big brother, Bob. (who wasn’t too pleased to have a baby sister) Although my name was Patricia Ann, I got “Roach Bug” as my nickname in my early school days. As time marched on, I was 21 and became a Payne when I married Dick in 1947.
I can honestly say that I enjoyed working — 23 years at Borden’s Dairy and 20 years at General Electric in New Concord. (Where I discovered what a “car pool” was.)
In 1993, after retiring and becoming a widow, I decided to take a Caribbean Cruise with my friend, Jane, from GE. It was so delightful that we took several more cruises with other friends to Alaska, Panama Canal, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scandinavia, and Russia. I also got to see Paris, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and my favorite was Switzerland. It is hard to believe that I was able to see all of this as well as trips in the good ol’ USA.
In October 2011, I had a stroke and needed to sell my home and find a place to live where I had someone to “look after me.” As I had no children, my brother’s children came to my rescue and we decided that Primrose was my best choice.
It has worked out well for me to live at Primrose. I still get out for Bridge, movies, concerts, etc. with my old friends. Plus I have new friends that I have met at Primrose including the Staff and Residents.
“Guess I’ll stick around awhile!”
by Pat Payne
Zanesville, OH, Primrose resident
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