Conversations About Aging: Alma Thomas, 96

Alma Thomas, Conversations About Aging

Alma Thomas was the next to the youngest of 10 children. Now she is the only one left. She lived through the depression and World War II and was working in New York City when the war ended. She eventually moved to Maine to marry a widower with five children. They added two more children to the family and lived a full life together until his death in 2001. At 96, you can bet that Alma has lots of stories to tell. I’m so grateful that our mutual friend Alyce introduced us and that Alma decided she’d like to share some of her stories with us.

Listen to my conversation with Alma

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A few pictures

Alma Thomas family/Conversations About Aging

Alma with her parents and siblings. She’s in the bottom row, second from the right.

Alma Thomas graduation/Conversations About Aging
High school graduation

Alma and Joe Thomas/Conversations About Aging
Alma and her husband Joe

Who’s next?

Conversations About Aging airs every other Monday. My next conversation is with Jennifer Fitzpatrick, 71, from Durham. She and husband Michael are retired now and making the most of their time together. They are always embarking on some new adventure in their beloved home state of Maine. You never know where you might find them!

Suggestions?

If you have any suggestions for people I should consider interviewing or you’re aware of a helpful aging resource in your community, let me know. In addition to the podcast, I intend to blog about what various communities, organizations, and individuals are doing to provide age-friendly services, support, and connection here in Maine. The best way to get in touch is to send me an email. Thank you!

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.