NC -- Asheville -- Glenn and Dixie Guthrie home @ Givens Estates (2005-):
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Description of Pictures: Dad and Dixie's next place was still under construction when he took me by to see it.
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Description of Subject Matter: The history of our organization is important in order to understand from where we have come, where we are and where we will go in the future.
In the beginning, Givens Estates United Methodist Retirement Community was an uncommon dream of a few that was told to others and spread to many. The dream was to establish a church-related retirement community that would be available to persons regardless of means, race, religion, handicap, gender or national origin.
The Western North Carolina Conference Methodists prayed and planned for a community as early as the 1960’s. During this time, every Charge Conference in the Asheville District went on record in support of such a venture and an area layman pledged $100,000 seed-money. Without land and additional resources, the project was delayed.
On August 21, 1975, our Resident Bishop called a Special Session of the Western North Carolina Conference in Charlotte for the purpose of considering a retirement community in Asheville. Positive action by the Conference resulted in the formation of Givens Estates United Methodist Retirement Community. The catalyst for the Special Session was a possible gift from the Estates of Dr. Maurice H. and Mrs. Marion J. Givens, which would include 160 acres of land, Givens Manor and the annual earning on a trust fund.
In 1977, construction began on the first phase for residential living at Givens Estates - 77 subsidized rental apartments built through an arrangement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These Apartments were occupied in 1979. The first 8 Villas were also completed in 1979 and the first House was begun in 1980.
Beginning phase 1 in 1980 and finishing phase 3 in 1989, Asbury Hall, our Central Services Building, was completed. Situated on the third and fourth floors of Asbury Hall was Sales Health Care, an 84 bed facility. From the beginning, our master plan has included a health care facility to serve the changing needs of our residents.
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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
Number of photos taken this year: 110,000.
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