This book showcases the life experiences of Marvin Lee Parmer. From his childhood in rural Arkansas to a career in construction in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Parmer’s life story spans almost nine decades and relates the joys of seeing God at work in his daily life. After losing his mother, Parmer was reared by Mom and Pop, his paternal grandparents. His stories of a close, nurturing family show clearly that it takes a family to raise a child, not a village. His insights into the struggle for daily existence during the Great Depression and World War II weave a tapestry of safety and direction provided by God. Precious Memories preserves the details of Parmer’s life for future generations and shows that in the midst of suffering and heartache, there is a peace that passes all understanding.