Blast with the past

Published 9:13 am Saturday, March 14, 2009

Residents at the Village at Woods Edge in Franklin recently shared memories from the 1930s and 1940s during their celebration and tribute to “The Greatest Generation.” They watched videos and studied magazine articles and books about the Depression era and World War II.

Residents, employees and community members shared memorabilia from those years. Photographs of uniformed military men, government documents, bridal portraits, clothing and antique glassware were just some of the items displayed throughout The Village.

The highlight of the event was a celebration dinner with “special guests” who visited — employees dressed as a 1940s Army nurse, a sailor, a 1940s gangster, Betty Boop, a high society lady, Oliver Twist and Rosie the Riveter while the Village’s very own 1940s press agent took photographs.

Big Band music filled the rooms while residents shared memories with staff.