Clover's Mama was born in 1940 and was an only child but grew up with cousins galore who lived just down the road. Her name was Marianne Rae Bailey. When Marianne was little she loved her dolls, they were real to her and were temporary substitutes for the big family she knew that she would have some day. Marianne met her future husband Arni when they were just babies, they grew up together, were childhood sweethearts and in fact Arni asked her to marry him when they were just seven years old. Marianne graduated from high school on the first Friday in May, turned eighteen the next day and married Arni the following Saturday. Marianne enjoyed her new role as a wife and after two years passed, she and Arni were ready to start a family. When two more years passed and no babies, Marianne began to worry a little and then when four more years passed and no babies, Marianne was still young-twenty-six, but she and Arni knew it was time to start thinking about adoption. At this same time another young woman knew it was time to start thinking about finding the baby that was growing inside of her a home that she wouldn't be able to provide.