I thought today I would just tell mama's story - at least some of it! She was born at home, not in a hospital. In the picture, she is the girl with her arms crossed. Her family lived in central lower Michigan. Her mother was mostly a homemaker as the children grew. Mama spent most of her life on a small farm with a few farm animals including a work horse and a couple of cows. Her dad worked for "Chevy Assembly" in Flint, MI and was also a part-time farmer. Her dad was not a Christian until mama was an older child. They attended a Nazarene church in Perry, MI until I married mama there - and took her away.
Mama attended a one-room country school until she went into high school and that change was very traumatic for mama. She was a quiet girl and the high school was a very large school. Now she was riding a bus to school instead of walking through the country fields and along the country roads. She did have a close friend named Patsy.
After high school mama went to a Christian college - Owosso College for about two years. Shortly thereafter she started working on her MRS degree - I was the lucky choice! We were married in 1965 and have been in love more every day!
The best part of this post? Mama just read it, giggled and gave me a kiss! heh heh!