Resident of the Month

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December 2017

Meet Carlton Briggs!


Carlton ¢€œBub¢€ Briggs was born June 18th, 1931 in Davenport, NY. Carlton¢€™s Father, Clyde, worked as a farmer while his mother, Iona, worked as a homemaker. Carlton grew up with two brothers, Gordon and Lewis and two sisters, Norma and Jean.

He recalls doing chores on the farm, like milking cows and throwing hay. Carlton went to South Kourtright High School, where he graduated in 1949.

In June of 1952, Carlton joined the United States Army, where he served in France until 1955. Carl jokes that he was sent to France, ¢€œbecause he¢€™s a lover, not a fighter¢€.

When Carlton returned, he went back to work for his uncle. He sold TV¢€™s and put up antennas. Later, he worked as a groundskeeper for the State College at Oneonta, NY. He worked here for 28 years. Carlton was one of the founding members of East Meredith¢€™s Fire Department in 1949. He has been actively involved for well over 50 years.

Carlton Briggs married Helen Doroski and had one child, David Briggs, who is currently Fire Chief of East Meredith¢€™s Fire Department. He has one grandson, Adam and two granddaughters, Ashley and Christine.

Carlton used to enjoy hunting and ice fishing. His favorite thing to do now is relax and spend time with family.

Carlton has been a member of our Hampshire House community since late October 2017. When asked for a piece of advice, he said, ¢€œ Listen to your parents!¢€




Resident of the Month

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Meet Beverly Lapp!


On October 31st, 1930, Beverly ¢€œBev¢€ was born to Donald and Birdella Bowmaker. Bev grew up in Johnstown, New York. She had one older sister, Eleanor. Beverly went to High School in Pennsylvania after her father was working at AT & T and was transferred to Philadelphia, PA.During school, Bev played pitcher on the baseball team and forward in basketball.

After graduation, Beverly married a man named R. Ray Ritter in 1948. Bev and Ray had three children, Candace, Donald, and Ronald. Bev has 3 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. Sadly, R. Ray passed away in September of 1992.

Beverly found love again andmarried Alfred Lapp, who passed in 2008.

Bev has worked as a church secretary for over 30 years and remains active at St. Mathew Church in Laurens, NY. She is part of the worship & music committee, she sings in the choir, and she is President ofMartha Circle, a women¢€™s group.Beverly also led a bible study class twice a month.

Beverly has many interests. She enjoys baseball, her favorite team being the Phillies. She likes to go out for lunch, her favorite place being Fiesta in Oneonta. She is an avid reader and especially enjoys novels about Amish people.

Beverly Lapp has been a member of our community since lateNovember 2017. Her advice to the younger generation? ¢€œBe honest and be yourself!¢€

Welcome Beverly!




Resident of the Month

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March 2018

Meet Lois Greising!

Lois Lamners was born March 26th, 1931. She grew up an only child. Her father, Herman worked as a butcher and had his own shop/ general store. Her mother, Gertrude worked as a housekeeper until WW2, when she started making airplane parts to help with the War. Lois went to High School in Union City, New Jersey, where she graduated. After school, she worked at a 5 & 10 cents store.
Following High School, Lois pursued her nursing career. She went to Nursing School through Englewood Hospital in NJ. She completed school as a Registered Nurse.
Around 1974, Lois moved to New York. She worked at Chase Nursing Home as the Director of Nursing. Lois has spent several months on tour giving seminars to facilities in other states.
Lois worked with Dr. Thomas on ¢€œThe Eden Project¢€. After going through the legislation process and getting a grant from the state, she worked to bring animals (birds, cats, dogs, fish) to nursing homes to visit with residents.

Lois met Raymond Greising, her neighbor after moving to New York. Lois married Ray and became Lois Greising. Together, they had seven children, Thomas, James, Alan, Glenn, Raymond Joseph, Lorraine, and Joan. She has a big family with over 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lois¢€™s interests include swimming, gardening, puzzles, and dancing. She ¢€œspent her teenage years going to polish hops¢€. She also enjoyed going to stock car races, with Ray.
Lois was asked for a piece of advice for the younger generation and she said, ¢€œ Come to work 15 minutes early and leave 15 minutes late if you want to get ahead. Don¢€™t watch the clock!¢€ She has been part of our community since February 2018. Welcome Lois!

Resident of the Month

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May 2018

Meet Aase Graham!

Aase Graham was born October 8th, 1927 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her father was a merchant marine and her mother worked as a homemaker. Aase had two older brothers, Finn and Helge. She remembers growing up in Denmark fondly.

Aase went to high school inCopenhagen, where she graduated. Around the age of 25, Aase moved to the United States.

Aase went to Pennsylvania to pursue her nursing career. She graduated from school and worked as a registered nurse for over 30 years.

Aase married John Graham and had 4 children. John served in the United States Navy during World War 2. Later, he worked as an insurancesalesman.

Aase and John have 3 daughters, June, Jacqueline, and Lisbet. They have one son, John.

Aase was very active throughout her life. She loves music and used to play piano. She would go skiing, white water rafting, biking, and enjoys long walks outdoors.

Aase enjoys traveling, as well.

She has returned to Denmark numerous times, and has lived in different states, such asPennsylvania, New Jersey,Colorado, North Carolina, and now upstate New York.

Aase has been a member of our community since December of 2017. She remains active and enjoys going on outings with friends and family.

Welcome Aase!