At the mere mention of her name, I can hear MaryAnn laugh. Like the rest of my family, she loves to laugh and when she does, she does with her heart.
MaryAnn has always been very kind and sweet and is always quick to offer up a hug. I have fond memories of her (and my other aunts) singing along to the radio in her home, at family reunions, in the car…wherever there was music. As a teen I remember thinking of MaryAnn, Emma, and Alice as The Pointer Sisters because the three of them were always singing, dancing, and laughing.
The other thing that stands out about MaryAnn is, of course, her love for all things Elvis. I mean, I’ve been a Weird Al fan since middle school, but I’m not dedicated enough to have any vanity plates to express my fandom. MaryAnn, on the other hand, has not one but two cars with Elvis-themes plates. Because everyone knows of MaryAnn’s love for The King, her house is filled with Elvis memorabilia. MaryAnn isn’t the only Elvis fan in the family, but it’s probably fair to say she is the Elvis fan.