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In the Neighborhood

Hugh and Betty and their pug, Rupert

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This week we introduce to you – Betty and Hugh Charlton. We had lots of laughs as we played our 20 questions game with them. Stay tuned for more fun in the weeks ahead!

If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Betty: Basketball

Hugh: Touch Football

I could not live without _____________________ (one word answer).

Betty: With a little thought, Hugh says “Careful now!” and she replies “HUUUGH”

Hugh: With a very quick reply, “Betty! After all we’ve been together for 63 years!”

What is the farthest location from here that you have traveled?

From both: Italy

What is your comfort food?

Betty: Soup

Hugh: Steak

If your friends gave you a nickname, what would it be?

Betty: Betty Boops

Hugh: Little Blue, because my dad was always known as Big Blue.

What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Betty: Little Women

Hugh: The Biography of Robert E. Lee

What do you want to be when you grew up?

Betty: An interior decorator, but my dad wanted me to be a tree surgeon because I was always up in the trees!

Hugh: An airline pilot so that I could fly.

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

Betty: A Persian cat

Hugh: An eagle

What’s your favorite dessert?

Betty: Pecan pie

Hugh: Ice cream

If you could live one day in the life of any profession, what would it be?

Betty: Pop singer

Hugh: An actor

What is something about tomorrow that you are excited for?

Betty: The arrival of a new chair for the bedroom

Hugh: A walk to Harris Teeter with Rupert (the pug)

Where did you go on your last vacation?

Betty and Hugh: A sailing trip in the Chesapeake Bay and a trip to Maggie Valley

What was your favorite subject in school?

Betty: English Literature

Hugh: Physics and Literature

Where were you born?

Betty: Fredrick, MD

Hugh: Richmond, VA (in the same hospital where Betty did her clinical study for her nursing degree)

 Have you ever been horseback riding?

Betty: Yes, once!

Hugh: Yes! I love to ride farm animals.

Can you sew on a button?

Betty: Certainly!

Hugh: Sure. My aunts taught me to sew and knit.

What is your favorite sandwich?

Betty: A Reuben

Hugh: A ham sandwich

Have you ever won anything? If so, what did you win?

Betty: Yes, lots of things! Roses, vases, a book, and candy through the garden club.

Hugh: Yes! I won pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, and the prize was candy.

What is your favorite thing at Springmoor?

Betty: The people

Hugh: The people. They are so interesting and helpful. Oh, and the quietness of the campus.

Have you ever been camping? Where?

Betty: Oh my, yes! We hitchhiked out west before the children. And with the children, we all slept in a tent on many trips out west.

Hugh: We canoed down the Potomac River too.


Betty and Hugh joined the Springmoor community in October of 2015. Welcome!