Mary (Cagle) Horman Bremer was born and raised in tiny Metropolis, Illinois. She discusses the family's hard times during the depression, and her experiences on the home front while her husband Louis Horman was in the army during World War II. Upon his return, Louis attended the University of Illinois on the G.I. Bill before moving the family back to Metropolis. Mary discusses all of this during her interview, as well as offering personal insights into life as a homemaker during the 1950s and ‘60s, as a family caregiver and also as a leader in her community.