The Wisdom of Age Project—Hampton Roads, Va. 2013 Documenting Life Stories & How We Get By
Home About Us • Archive—2009-2011 • Archive—2012 • About Christopher Newport University


Mrs. Virginia Lyons, Newport News, Va.


"Meet Virginia, 'Puzzle Queen'"

film by Rachael Long & Brittany Marks

The Mennowood Retirement community is a wonderful place for elder residents to stay, but it can at times become a little lonely and boring, according to Mrs. Virginia Lyons.  She is one of many elder residents at Mennowood. Mrs. Lyons has found a passion of hers that keeps her entertained throughout the day while at Mennowood. What is this passion you might ask…?

Puzzles! Yes Puzzles. Mrs. Virginia Lyons is known throughout Mennowood as the Puzzle Queen. This short documentary goes deep into the life of Mrs. Virginia Lyons and her passion for puzzles. Whether it’s a 500-piece or 1000-piece, Mrs. Virginia will sure be able to accomplish it.