This month, our resident spotlight is on our wonderful community member, Julie Grooms! We so enjoyed getting to know her a little bit better and hope you do too!
Where are you from? I am originally from a small town in West Tennessee but I left there in 1950 to attend Rice University in Houston, TX. During college, I spent 2 summers working at Yellowstone National Park where I met my husband, Hobart. I moved to Birmingham when I married Hobie in 1955 after courting long distance for 2 years.
Tell us about your family. I was married to Hobart for over 64 years until he passed away in April 2020. We have 3 sons, 4 grandsons, and 1 granddaughter who is named for me.
Tell us about your education. I graduated from Rice University with a BA in History. I was a school teacher for a few years before marrying and starting our family.
How long have you lived at Kirkwood? 2 years!
What is your favorite thing about life at Kirkwood? The staff, the fellow residents and the gorgeous wooded scenery here!
If you could sit down and have a meal with anyone in the world, present, past, or future, who would you choose? I would love to have one more meal with my wonderful husband, Hobart.
Julie, thank you so much for sharing with us! We are so thankful to have you as apart of our Kirkwood family.