Virginia Wylie

Virginia L. Wylie, Ph.D., is a retired teacher and school principal from Charleston, WV and professor emeritus of educational leadership at Valdosta State University. Born in 1932, Virginia is twice widowed and lives with her cats, Sugar and Pepper, in one of Brookdale’s Florida communities. Poetry is her retirement hobby and she’s published two books, one about family and the other about teaching. She is a member of the International Society of Poetry.

Audrey's Visit

Category: Resident Blogs June 24, 2017

Cousin Mary took some time off work To settle me into Brookdale’s routine I felt frazzled and a bit berserk But the cats were content with the scene. I slept most of Saturday and Sunday Monday, we got down to business Needs assessment was the order o... Read more

First Impressions

Category: Resident Blogs June 17, 2017

This is the first of three poems about Audrey. We had a great poetry corner discussion about our health services providers and out gratitude for them. Audrey and several other caregivers attended the meeting. They were appreciative of the recognition... Read more

Our Sherry

Category: Resident Blogs June 10, 2017

Sherry smiles the prettiest smile At me, and you and you and you Sherry has been kind awhile To me, and you and you and you Life to her has not been fair Of sadness she is still aware Yet we see her going everywhere Her hand outstretched to care Or o... Read more

I'm Loved

Category: Resident Blogs June 03, 2017

This morning I felt dejected To say nothing of disconnected Then my two cats meowed they were hungry. Today I went to see a new doctor A remarkably familiar chore This doctor said I didn’t have what The last doctor said he thought So stop taking meds... Read more

Old and Cold

Category: Resident Blogs May 27, 2017

I’m old and I’m cold Brrr, I’m freezing This is not at all pleasing Shouldn’t it be warm in Orange City? But when I leave my nest so cozy In the hall a north wind makes me zoom And I shiver through meals in the dining room Is the activities room alwa... Read more

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