When asked about what they like most about Mallard Landing, most residents reply, “the people.” I’ve interviewed some people who live here — a few for many years, others as new arrivals. They all have interesting stories to tell. Here is one of them.
Audrey chugs along like the proverbial engine that couldn’t say “no”. She has been needlepointing and crocheting for what seems to her to have been nearly her whole life. She needlepoints everything from chair seats to bell pulls to church kneelers…..a lot of them. While she attends Asbury Church her St. Peter’s friend and golfing buddy told her of their need for talented needle pointers to stitch new cushions for use throughout the church. It would be a huge project. Could she help? Well, yes, she would be happy to. And she did. Seventy-two of them! As well as some for her own church.
When her son presented her with her first grandchild, she taught herself to crochet a baby hat. She went on to make more than one thousand baby hats and blankets for PRMC’s Jr. Board…making several hundred a year.
While she played tennis in her early years, she finally picked up golf and played with the nine-holders at Green Hill Country Club, winning the President’s Cup, a challenging feat.
Audrey was married to her husband, Howard, for 64 years and had two sons. They met when she was head teller at Union Trust bank, which she did for thirteen years, and he was then head teller at First National Bank (who says bankers are dull!) and went on to become Sr. Vice-President of the bank before retiring.
She loves living here at Mallard Landing. She particularly likes how friendly everyone is here…as well as the convenience to shopping and her doctors. Her only problem is that her sons moved her here while she was recovering from some broken ribs. Knowing meals were served every day, they saw no need to bring certain things…like cups…so she had none when she set up housekeeping here. But that hasn’t held her back for one second! Oh, by the way…she enjoys playing Bingo and bridge, too, so watch out folks!