Lucille Carter Eastis was my Nanny. Widowed when my mother was 10 y.o., she had to go to work outside the home. She lived in Brighton, Alabama and always walked or rode the bus, never owning a car. But, I never knew Nanny had little. She always managed to provide the things in my life that were special. AND, Nanny could cook-- especially sweets, her specialty when we would be together.
My maiden name is Marsha Farley. I am a lifelong resident of Alabama. Because of my father's job, I lived in many different towns during my early childhood. My favorite "home" was in Brighton with my maternal grandmother, "Nanny". Being an only child for almost eight years, I spent much time alone, and books became my best friend. I loved to sing and always thought music would be my life. Fate had another idea, however. I became the mother of two handicapped children, and my life's course was changed. My Nanny always remained a large part of my life. I continue to live in Alabama and still treasure my music, books and the memories of my precious "Nanny".