Appreciating amazing women

I have been a resident at the Knickerbocker Apartments in Bay Village for seven years, and there has not been a day that goes by that I do not sit in wonderment listening to wonderful ladies who are also residents here. Every woman has her own story to tell.

We all have opinions, love, sadness, happiness, families and friends who are a part of who we are. With the world seemingly in turmoil at the moment, it is encouraging sometimes to hear the stories of women who are survivors. Women who have had turmoil in their younger lives, but used that to make themselves stronger, able to take on the world.  

The drug epidemic has taken many young lives, some of them our sons, daughters, grandchildren. We pray daily that somehow this comes to an end, for it has changed many lives, even in the very best communities.

Cancer, too, has touched many families, especially young children. But through all of this, there are cheerful words, much genuine laughter and community! That is the key, here at the Knickerbocker. Every one looks after "everyone" – comforting words, a loaf of bread, some homemade soup, or a thoughtful card mean so very much. God bless the Knickerbocker women!                                                                                                                                                                         

shirlee mangan

Hi! I am a retired nurse, enjoy writing, painting, volunteering at Eliza jennings Home in Cleveland Ohio, and an animal advocate!

Read More on Letters to the Editor
Volume 9, Issue 13, Posted 9:34 AM, 07.05.2017