Story Bank

Sharing Family Memories, One Story at a Time

Everyone loves a good story. LifeSpire residents, their families, and staff especially enjoy hearing each other’s family stories: the traditions and events, life lessons and humor that shaped our lives.

story-bank3Please accept this invitation to record YOUR family story and photo, to be saved and treasured for all time. Simply click on the Story Bank Logo to the right and follow the prompts.

Together, we’ll enjoy sharing family memories, one story at a time.

Your Stories

STAFF RECOGNITION – WOOTEN FAMILY

STAFF RECOGNITION – WOOTEN FAMILY

In honor of the Lakewood employees, our family is proud to support the Residents’ Council Employee Christmas Fund with a gift from our late mother, Magdalene Wooten. Mom loved living at Lakewood. She enjoyed the many opportunities offered for learning, entertainment, and resident participation in campus activities and decisions.  As Mom’s health changed, she very […]

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He Taught Me to Save – Edwards

He Taught Me to Save – Edwards

A newspaper article on “’Centsible’ Ways to Teach Kids How to Save Money,” brought back wonderful memories of growing up in the 1940s and ‘50s, when my weekly allowance was twenty five cents.  My Dad gave me two dimes and a nickel, suggesting that I put the nickel in my newly acquired Uncle Sam bank.  When the total […]

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Dear Mom and Dad – Francis

Dear Mom and Dad – Francis

Dear Mom and Dad, Born in May 1927 and having grown up with you and my brother on a farm in Southampton County, Virginia, I am amazed at how you both got us through the Great Depression which lasted several years through the 1930s. You had very limited financial resources, however you worked diligently to […]

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