Mary Stanfield Manfield


Shortly after graduation I heard Uncle Sam call, and spent two years in the Women's Army Corp (WAC), first at Ft McClellan,  Anniston, Alabama where I attending boot camp and clerical school, and was transferred to Ft. MacArthur, San Pedro, California 4 months later where I was promoted to Sp4 before leaving in 1961 because my mother was dying of cancer.  I felt I wanted to be with her  last days, and she died 4 months too late for me to re-enlist without attending boot camp again for a short time. 
Back in Sarasota I met Donald Mansfield who was from Albany, Ga., and we married in 1965.  We had two daughters, Julia Renae, and Amy Lee before his death in 1973.  Unfortunately I remarried to a New Yorker, who to this quiet Southern gal was quite the opposite.  I divorced him 9 years later, and have been single ever since.
I recently retired from 31 years at Brown & Brown Insurance, formerly Ernest Smith Insurance Agency in April, 2009, and now am enjoying myself doing crafts, spoiling grandchildren, boating on our 21' Tohoe boat in Charlotte Harbor where I catch a fish or two, mostly sharks, but my prize was a 15lb Triple Tail.
 
I am living in North Port with my oldest daughter, Julia, to make it easier on me for retirement and to enjoy traveling when I get the chance.  Just got back from a trip to Montana and Yellowstone, and had the time of my life enjoying nature and family.
Look forward to meeting old friends, and making new acquaintances.
The pictures are from Beatnik Senior Day at Lido, where we all had a ball.  Hope you enjoy  them.