Copyright 2016 by Marion Parks
May 24, 1925 in Crookston, Minnesota, I lived in North Dakota until age
10 when my family moved to WA state during the depression years.
I graduated from Langley H.S. in June of 1943, the peak of WWII.
I then attended WSC for one year, when I heard of the Cadet Nurse
Corps. I joined that program, enrolling at Swedish Hospital and
the University of Washington and graduated in 1947 as a registered
1943 I met Thayne Parks, a sailor from Kansas. We married in 1947
and both attended the U of W, eventually receiving B.S. degrees.
We settled in Everett, WA, where we raised two boys and a girl.
Thayne taught biology at the Everett Community College, and I worked at
the Snohomish Health District as a Public Health Nurse.
at age 66, I spend the next few years traveling, then settled into a
senior writing class and wrote and printed three books about different
aspects of my life.
was ninety-two last month, still driving to her Friday morning creative
writing group and sharing wonderful stuff, both memoir and flights of
fancy such as this, that she has written over the years.
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won't know where to send it.)
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