StoryCorps travels the country recording oral history in their Airstream trailer. All stories are archived in the Library of Congress. We sent in Julie and Connie to tell their story:
Thirty-five years ago, at the age of 23, Julie was new to Sacramento. She took a job with Eskaton Monroe Lodge and made working with seniors her career. She is a housekeeper who calls her job "a performance". Early on she meet Connie, the daughter of two Eskaton residents - Mr. and Mrs. West.
Julie remembers Mr. West, a British gent who always wanted his tea hot. Eventually Mr. and Mrs. West moved to Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven, but Julie had plenty more residents to serve. In fact, she calculates in the the last 35 years she has served more than 1,000 residents living at Monroe Lodge.
Connie and her husband now live at Eskaton and get to see Julie on a regular basis. Over the last 35 years, they've became friends. "We appreciate the work you do Julie," said Connie.
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