Marie Parsons passed away on December the 7th earlier this month and she has left behind a poetic legacy at Laurel Lodge Care Home in Norwich. 

Marie was always a creative person, being a dab hand at making clocks and jewellery out of pewter for craft fairs, and writing beautiful poetry.

That poetry has been laminated and bound by manager of the home Danielle, and proudly displayed on the foyer wall as you enter the home.

Marie was born on July 1st, living to the ripe old age of 99-years-old. During her life she had some interesting and unique experiences which no doubt influenced her poetry.

Marie worked as a firewoman from 1935, continuing into the time of the Second World War before retiring her hose pipe in 1937. Marie and her family adopted a German prisoner of War with whom they’ve had a lifelong friendship.

Marie loved to travel and when she was 79-years-old went all the way to the other side of the world to see Australia.

We would like to remember Marie for the wonderful individual she was, and honour her talents by sharing some of her poetry with the world, these are a few of our favourites:

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