80 years together from India to Riderwood

Riderwood residents Sadanala and Lily John have been married for 80 years, since 1938.

Riderwood inspires resident poet

Resident Peter Bennett has recently published a collection of poetry inspired by his life at Riderwood, titled Encore Seasons.

Religion, Politics, and Acting: The life of Mike Beard

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer As a 10-year old boy in Kenova, Ohio (located where Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia abut), Mike Beard wrote an essay about what he wanted to do when he grew up. He decided he wanted to be “a Methodist bishop, a U.S. Senator, and an actor.” Beard has transformed much…

Lo I Yin’s musings tell tale from China to today

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer My Musings began when Lo I Yin (people call him Louie) sent his story, “The Musings from an Old Fogey,” to his in-laws, David Valley and his wife, Dr. Chung Sul Youn, in California. They asked for more and eventually offered to help publish them. In China, during the Sino-Japanese…

Pearl Harbor attack stirs up sense of duty

By Almeda Girod & Al Girod A Resident Writer and a 20-year Navy Veteran Don Mills was listening to music on December 7, 1941, on a Crosley radio when a news flash announced that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. Bill Peacock had graduated from high school in Rome, GA in 1939 and had been…