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Annie Rae Ingram
Annie Rae Ingram
Cedartown, GA
86 Years Young






Tell us about your family and your accomplishments.

  • I was born in Floyd County.  I went to school in Cave Springs.
  • My father was a farmer and I had 1 brother and 1 sister.
  • I married and lived in Alabama where we raised our children.  We had 9 children - 7 girls and 2 boys.  I have 11 grandchildren.
  • We moved back to Georgia when I was 46.
  • After my children were raised, I babysat other children in Caves Spring.
  • Over the years we traveled.  I love to travel.  I have been to New York, Wisconsin, Oregon, Victoria, Canada, Mississippi.  Five years ago I went to Italy and two years ago to Mexico.
  • Along with traveling, I love to read.
  • Another interest I’m fascinated with is rivers.  I like to use the computer to look up rivers.  I learned that the Amazon has the most water and it is 72 miles wide as it enters the ocean.  The Amazon is the most interesting.  The Nile is the longest.  The bridge in New Orleans in also interesting.
  • I’m very healthy, I don’t take any medications and see a doctor once a year.  I also have vinegar and honey in hot water every day. I think that is good for you.

Do you visit a senior center?

Yes. Cedartown Senior Center, Polk County.

How long have you been attending the center?

About 10 years.

What made you start going to the center?

A friend asked me to come.

What kinds of activities do you enjoy at the center

  • Chinese Checkers, dominos, the trips, and I work the word puzzles. I love when we go bowling.
  • I read while I’m here at the Center also.
  • I walk in the parking lot at the Center.  I like to be outside.

How has the center helped you Age Well and Live Well?


Do you volunteer at your senior center or at other community organizations?


What advice would you give to young people today on how to live a good long life?

Don't take so much medicine.  Let nature and God take care of it.








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