Story by Christine Lees
Queen Dianne Brennan, is 69 years young and has lived at Waldron Nursing Center for the past three years. She was born January 15, 1949 in New Jersey. She was raised in the city of New Jersey with her 3 brothers. Dianne was the only girl from this family. Her parents were both Postal Workers.
Dianne met the love of her life, Larry Brennan, in New Jersey and raised a family of 3 girls and 1 boy. All of her children are still living in New Jersey.
In her adult life she went to school and became a LPN where she worked in a New Jersey Hospital. She later worked in a Pharmacy there helping fill prescriptions and other things in the Pharmacy.
Later on she moved to Arkansas with her husband, Larry, who had been in the military in previous years but is now deceased. When asked about her life accomplishments Dianne stated it was going to school to get her Nurses license. Her hobbies was making lots of afghans when doing her crochet work. The thing she is most proud of in her life are her children and being able to get her Nursing Degree.
Her biggest life event was being a Nurse and working in the hospital in New Jersey before moving to Arkansas with her husband.
Things she enjoys doing in the Nursing Center is going to crafts, playing bingo, visiting with the fellow residents and the staff who love to tease with her. She loves to laugh and is always an enjoyment to be around. Reading paper back books and watching television. Her favorite television program is “The Golden Girls”. If you say “Go” Dianne is always ready and willing to participate in whatever is scheduled. She especially enjoyed riding on the Home Coming float in the down town parade with fellow residents all dressed up in evening gowns.
Everyone at Waldron Nursing Center is proud to present our new Queen, Dianne Brennan, who will remain our Nursing Center Queen until around this same time next year. Dianne will be participating in the District II Ms. Nursing Home Queen Pageant on February 22nd at 6:30 PM held at the Bell Park Pavilion in Greenwood, AR. Everyone is invited to attend and cheer her on. Alex Carter, Activity Assistant, will be her escort.
Dianne is wearing a lovely mid length Deep Purple gown accented by her beautiful jewelry. Congratulations, Dianne.