Legacies Project- Juanita Melton

This summer, we’ve partnered up on a joint project with WTJU, the radio station of University of Virginia to capture the stories of our residents across the state. As University of Virginia celebrates it’s bicentennial, we think of the school as part of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy and take time to reflect on what legacies our residents will leave. We asked our residents about defining moments in their lives, what moments were most impactful, what they have enjoyed the most and what they’d like their legacy to be.

Some of these stories have been tragic, some sweet. Each story has been unique. And in the case of Juanita Melton, she recalls growing up in a simpler time. In 1930, the population of Bland County would have been about 6,000 people. You’d have to use your imagination to keep yourself entertained, and it sounds like Ms. Melton did just that.

You can hear a sample of Ms. Melton’s interview

Ms. Melton is one of the many residents at Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford who makes us giggle. We are grateful for every one of them as well as their stories.