StoryCorps
6:15 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Growing Up Poor in a Small Washington Town: Mary Ann Olson and Lynn Olson

In any era, tough times call for families to use resourcefulness and plenty of resilience to transcend their struggles. Today we hear from retired librarian Mary Ann Olson who grew up poor in a Sumner, Washington. Her family had a rather unusual housing situation until Mary Ann took matters into her own hands. She shares the story with her daughter, Lynn Olson.

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