“The year was 1942; the world was at war. The state of Florida was still in a depression. And 50 cents was a lot of money in those days,” recalls Marilyn Irlbacher.
Little Marilyn was only 8 years old at the time, living in a less than desirable foster care home. And she owed her school 50 cents for some lost books. Unless she paid the fine, Marilyn wouldn’t get her report card.
After hearing this worrisome news, Marilyn ran from the school house in tears. She didn’t have any money. And the very thought of asking her foster parents for the money terrified her. As she ran down the street, she didn’t see the tall man in her path until she ran into him.
“Here’s the rest of the story” In her own words. Continue reading