MARIAN WYNN remembers her mother December 22, 2015 19:10 2 Comments

"What a life ,without Dad , for 3 years . I was talking to a man last week , after I told my story , and he said , " I don't think I could have left my wife and kids for 3 years " . and I said ," You don't know what it was like to live through a depression ". I had been in the depression all my life . People don't understand how bad it really was ."

"...when I came to work in the shipyards . She stayed home and raised 9 children between the ages of 1 and 16 by herself; so Dad could come to Richmond to work in the shipyard in 1942 . I think that was quite heroic."  

MARIAN WYNN remembering her mother Mary Parsons.

Photo of Marian's mother, Mary Parsons and Marian's brother, Donald Parsons in the spring of 1943 in Pine River, Minnesota.