S: A Nautical Affair to Remember – Mary’s 80th!
FC: A Nautical Affair to Remember – Mary’s 80th!
1: Happy 80th Birthday Mary!
2: I was born in Salina, Oklahoma on June 11th, 1932. The sixth child of seven, the second girl with four older brothers. After a tornado ripped through our little town and destroyed our home when I was 10, my family moved to San Bernardino, CA, rather than rebuild. Our move was very much like the Joad family from The Grapes of Wrath. Mattresses were piled on top of the two cars and we camped out along the way. My family thrived after we moved. I married young and had four children before I was 30. Lew, my husband, and I were married for 30 years, and he died six years ago. Reflecting on my 80th birthday, it has been a great life. I worked at a job I enjoyed for many years, and have terrific children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I live in a wonderful community, have the best friends one could wish for, and I am healthy and keep active. I have been blessed.