Veronica Seymour and Marian Atkins

Recorded March 7, 2022 Archived March 7, 2022 35:56 minutes
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Marian Atkins (65) shares what she knows about her mother's life story with her daughter, Veronica Seymour (35). They discuss how she survived World War II as a child in Japan, what it was like for her to immigrate first to Taiwan, then to the United States, and the dementia that ultimately took her life.

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MA shares what she knows about her mother's (VS' grandmother's) childhood.
MA recalls what her mother shared about her life during WWII.
MA explains how her mother ended up working for a U.S. military dining hall.
MA talks about her stepfather.
MA discusses what living in Taiwan seemed to be like for her mother.
MA looks back on her first trip to the U.S.
MA explains why her family moved to Maryland instead of going back to Taiwan.
MA talks about what living in the U.S. seemed to be like for her mother.
MA remembers when she started seeing signs of her mother's dementia.
VS and MA discuss the way MA’s mother saved money over the years.
MA and VS reflect on what they loved most about MA’s mother and reminisce about their favorite memories with her.
MA talks about traits from her mother that she sees in VS.


  • Veronica Seymour
  • Marian Atkins

Recording Location

Virtual Recording