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#47: Mary Pilkington - Renaissance Woman


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Episode Summary:

Mary Pilkington has done talks at local events as well as at schools, where she shares the story of her late husband, Fred Pilkington, her late husband, who was a EX-POW at Battle of the Bulge in WWII. But Mary has also had a fascinating life story, and has lived on the island since 1987.

Links to Things Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Battle of the Bulge

Key Points of Interest:

  • Moved to Camano Island in 1987
  • How many elementary and high schools did she attend?
  • How did this help her in her life?
  • What was it like back when she graduated high school?
  • What year did Mary graduate college?
  • What was it like for her when Martin Luther King Jr. was killed
  • What was her educational journey?
  • She is also an avid downhill skier, prior to her back surgery
  • Despite having full time crutches, what outdoor activities has she continued to take part in?
  • How did she meet her husband Fred Pilkington?
  • What was some of Fred’s history?
  • How did they end up on Camano Island?
  • While world traveling with Fred, what was her favorite place they stayed?
  • How is she involved in the art community?

Camano Island Locations Mentioned in this Episode:

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