Ruth Clark Waxes Poetic On Mansfield Primrose Lifestyle

By | June 12, 2014
Ruth Clark

Correspondent-Resident Ruth Clark

Mansfield, OH, Retirement Communities

I came to Primrose after surgery from Lima, Ohio. My husband was an Air Force Captain and after service worked as an Engineer for the state. I was a happy, busy homemaker from the country making sugar and spice cookies for two growing boys and apple pies for a busy husband. I was active in our women’s fellowship serving in various offices including being the president. I was a “brave” den mother for twelve active boys.

I loved challenges and taught myself to knit, making Afghans and sweaters. I did some oil painting and crafts. I refined and cupboards, tables and caned chairs and other pieces over the years. Quilts caught my eye and I made five of them for my daughters in law and granddaughters and made bears and dolls for grandchildren.

Now that I cannot thread a needle or sew a stitch I enjoy writing poetry to keep my mind sharp and my fingers busy.

Here is one of my poems I have written about Primrose:

Primrose is the place to be
When you are as old as me
Both knees hurt my shoulder too.
Can’t bend my back
To tie my shoe
The staff is good, and kind and helpful
The meals are tasty and plenty-full
There are crafts and games
And movies to view
Music, picnics, church
And ice cream too
So as you can see
Primrose is
The place for me.

by Ruth Clark
Mansfield Primrose resident

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