Resident of the Month: Bessie S.

Bessie S. was chosen to be the Resident of the Month for November! She was born and raised in Yoakum and went to St. Joseph school. She had four brothers and three sisters. Bessie recalls working “my whole life” and began as young as 8 years old when she cared for children during the summers. She helped her father in his shoe repair business called “Yoakum Shoe Hospital” and later worked many years at Tex Tan. She married and had three children. She used to embroider various items such as scarves and quilt squares and claims to have made 27 quilts in her lifetime. Bessie enjoys the outdoors and staying busy with many activities indoors as well.

Congratulations, Bessie!