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Corky and Wee Johnny at Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 24, 2015 4:52:53 AM

Nha Nguyen from Good Day Sacramento partnered with Eskaton Lodge Cameron Park resident, Corky, for the 2015 Traveling Gnome Project. Corky, original from Kansas, has lived at Eskaton for two years.In 1951 she moved to Bay Point, California, near Pittsburgh and Port Chicago. Corky was married 47 1/2 years and raised three children. She taught special education in the Mt. Diablo school district and later was a sales manager at Tupperware. She was very proud of the Ford station wagon she earned as a top Tupperware manager. Check out this 1976 article about the success of Tupperware.

"I've just about seen everything," said Corky. She has traveled all over North America, from Mexico to Canada, Niagra Falls to Miami. Her love for travel coupled with her love for news was a perfect fit to be partnered with Nha who took Wee Johnny, the 8 inch gnome, on many news stories over the summer.

Wee Johnny, named because Corky is Irish, is like most gnomes in the Eskaton Traveling Gnome Project: He is made from a plastic Ensure bottle. Watch the video on how to make your own gnome. Follow us on Facebook to see the Gnome Coming party photos and learn more about the 20 gnomes and their traveling sponsors.
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The Sacramento region is home to Eskaton, a nonprofit senior care provider offering innovative housing, healthcare and social services. Every day thousands of older adults enjoy retirement at our independent senior living communities and receive the care they need through assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, rehabilitation and in-home care programs. With five decades of experience and a national reputation for innovation, Eskaton is Transforming the Aging Experience.