"Junny's Marie" is an unforgettable true story of two generations of strong women, surviving hardship and tragedy, including murder, with determination and love. Walk with Marie as she claims her murdered sister's body while the killer is still on the run. Experience her astounding strength and tenacity with shared memories of love, humor, and hardship, that bring Marie's true story to life. More
"Junny's Marie" is the true unforgettable story of my mother, Marie (Welhouse) Lamers, born in Little Chute, Wisconsin in 1916. It is a tribute to her extraordinary life. Junny (rhymes with funny) is the Dutch vernacular for Johnny who was my father.
Follow Marie's story spanning two generations of strong women, beginning with her mother emigrating from Holland in 1908 with her first husband and young son. Share the intense complicated blended family as they make their way through life. Face the devastation of the brutal murder of Marie's sister. Experience the hardships of life in the early 1900's and beyond. Marie's strength, stamina and determination will leave you wondering how she managed to keep her head above water and still have a terrific sense of humor.
Excerpt: It seemed her mind would shatter like glass from the intensity of the sight of her beloved sister. The crushing silence was broken only by a slow drip, drip sound. The sound of blood dripping off the heel of the shoe protruding from under the sheet, echoed off the walls drilling into Marie's head. "Dear God, it's her," Marie haltingly whispered as the nun stared vacantly somewhere above her head, as if bored. Marie took a deep breath, lifted her chin, brushed past the blank-faced nun and walked out the morgue door.
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