Born at The Williamsport Hospital in 1924, Violet Ford was one of 10 children.
Sadly, when she was 3 or 4 years old, her mother passed away, so Violet and one of her brothers were sent to live at The Lutheran Home in Philadelphia.
Violet attended school nearby, and in 11th grade she left Philadelphia to come back to Williamsport. She lived with her oldest brother for a while and then with her sister for a time.
Violet worked at Williamsport Textile for five years and married Elmer in 1945. They had a good marriage and were together for 46 years before Elmer passed away.
Violet and Elmer had four children, one girl and three boys. Two of her sons have passed away, but the other, Raymond, lives in Nevada, where Violet enjoys visiting.
Violet and her oldest child, Carol, live together in Williamsport. They are close and support and take care of each other. Carol also is an Albright LIFE participant so they come to the Adult Day Health Center together two days per week.
Violet has 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She also is excited to report that her sixth great-great-grandchild is due to be born in May or June. At that time, Violet said there will be five living generations in her family.
When asked what she likes about coming to the LIFE program, Violet said that she likes participating in physical and occupational therapies because she needs the exercise to keep moving and stay strong. She also likes the activities and programs at LIFE.
At home, Violet likes to do word puzzles and enjoys watching the Food Network and "Wheel of Fortune." An interesting fact about Violet is that she collects elephants, and once upon a time when in Florida, she even rode on the back of an elephant.