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Rebecca Walker
Rebecca Walker
Irwinton, GA
89 Years Young

 

 

 

 

 


Tell us about your family and your accomplishments.

[I was] an only child, no sisters or brothers. [My] mother was blind in one eye [and she did] domestic work. [I] attended Wilkinson Co. public school until age 13 [and then] moved to Milledgeville, GA. I [later] moved to Chicago, IL [and] attended Phillips High School in Chicago, [and then] attended community college [and studied] tailoring, home-economics, Spanish, French, Hebrew and cosmetology. [I] married a sharecropper's son from Mississippi. [There were] no children to this union. [I] attended Oral Roberts University, tool care of parents in later stages of their lives until their deaths.

I won the Golden Olympics Horse toss, 2003.

Do you visit a senior center?

Yes, Wilkinson County.

How long have you been attending the center?

Since it opened in 1993.

What kinds of activities do you enjoy at the center?

Arts and crafts, needlework, quiliting, crosdswords and word searches.

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

Through friendships, and educational events/in-services. By participating in the Golden Olympics and exercising.

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

Teach others arts/crafts; have taught Sunday School every Sunday since 1988.
What advice would you give to young people today on how to live a good long life?

Study and get an education. Think before you speak.

Quotes from Ms. Walker:

"Read. To have wisdom and understanding you have to read."

"Wherever you go, whatever you do, connect yourself with a church."


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