Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Pickersgill Hosts Flag Day Essay Contest

Each year, Pickersgill Retirement Community celebrates Flag Day in a big way. This year, the event just got bigger.

Why Flag Day?
Though Flag Day may not be the first holiday people think of when asked to name holidays they celebrate, the flag holds a special place in Pickersgill’s history. One of Pickersgill’s early board presidents—and its namesake—is Mary Pickersgill. Among other things, Mary Pickersgill was a seamstress, and she was one of the women who sewed the flag that flew over Fort McHenry, and inspired Frances Scott Key to write “Defence of Fort McHenry” which became better known as “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The community honors this rich history by celebrating Flag Day each year.

Important Anniversary

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Orioles Biggest Fan Lives at Pickersgill

In 1954, “I Love Lucy” was the top-ranking TV show, Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio, Eisenhower was president, and the Orioles debuted in Baltimore. For Olga Wagner, 93, a resident at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, Maryland, it was a start of a lifelong love affair with America’s Pastime.

Though Olga grew up in New Jersey, she moved to Baltimore when she was 20, and Maryland has become her home. The Orioles have been her favorite team since the team came to Baltimore in 1954; she cheers them on through every game.