MEET PIEDMONT HEIGHTS RESIDENT, Mary McLaughlin
Mary and her husband, Chip Henry, have lived in Piedmont Heights on Rock Springs Road since 1993. She is a clinical social worker and has worked at Georgia State University for more than 20 years. Mary shared a bit about herself and the neighborhood for our most recent Resident Spotlight.
Tell us a bit about your family and living in Piedmont Heights.
My husband’s father grew up in this house. He inherited it after his grandmother died. We moved into it when my first son was three years old. Our second son was born in 1995. There were not many kids that lived along Rock Springs Road back then, so my two red-headed boys had lots of loving eyes on them! Really, they were co-raised by folks in the neighborhood. Our sons still live in Atlanta as well as Chip’s 93-year-old mother, so we stay pretty busy.
Do you have any pets?
We have “grand puppies” – Star, Oda, and Satchmo.
How do you enjoy spending time in the neighborhood?
My husband, Chip, and I love to wander around Piedmont Heights and visit with neighbors along the way. We love all the little ones – both the two-legged and four-legged ones! We enjoy watching them grow up.
What is your ideal Piedmont Heights day look like?
Work out in the morning at Ultimate Bodies by Carlos. It is an awesome place, and great people work there. Then a visit to the plentiful local thrift stores around us – St Phillip’s, Out of the Closet, Goodwill, and Lost and Found. And in the evening, there are so many great options for dining!
What makes Piedmont Heights special to you?
It is the people that make this neighborhood so special. The care that folks show each other and the care and attention that Piedmont Heights gives to the City of Atlanta issues as well. We are lucky. And for a couple of aging residents – the location is awesome, as we can walk to so many places!
Thanks to PHCA Board Member Helen Kacur for volunteering to interview Mary and write this Resident Spotlight!