Mattie Marie Claiborne Talley

Answer one question or many - using words, photos or other media.

What did Mattie Marie love?

Gloria Itmaiza
God first and her family
Gloria Itmaiza
The Price is Right, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, good food, her sweets after eating, traveling, reading (especially Amish Books and the Bible), gardening and going to church.

What Careers did Marie want to pursue as a young lady and what stopped her from doing it?

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She wanted to be a nurse or a hairdresser but was didn't want to ask her dad for $90 to take either classes because she knew how hard he had to work for that much money.

What were Mattie Marie's favorite TV shows, movies, books or music?

Gloria Itmaiza
Price is Right, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, Amish or Medical books

Who were some of Mattie Marie's closest friends? Have photos?

Gloria Itmaiza
Lois Jean Dyke, Ruth Bailey etc.

What were Mattie Marie's greatest passions?

Gloria Itmaiza
Reading a good book, her game shows, traveling, eating a good meal and gardening.

What objects most remind you of Mattie Marie? Have photos?

Gloria Itmaiza
Flowers, especially the Iris, country green beans, gardening, the Cracker Barrell restaurant, Long John Silvers and the Bible.
Erica Johnson

Mamaw’s Irises

May 5, 2019

What were Mattie Marie's guilty pleasures?

Gloria Itmaiza
Desert, Long John Silvers, a good hamburger and good old fried food.

What do you most want people in the future to know about Mattie Marie?

Gloria Itmaiza
That she was loving, giving and friendly. She was stubborn, conservative and would always speak her mind.

What did you learn from Mattie Marie?

Gloria Itmaiza
Not to be wasteful, to help the needy, to worship God and to be a good person.