Paul Wilson, 93, and his daughter Marty discuss the first time he set eyes on her mother.

StoryCorps Shorts: Going Up POV

Premiered January 23, 2023
StoryCorps Shorts: Going Up

Marty Smith and her father, Paul Wilson, 93, discuss the first time he set eyes on her mother, Wilma. She was an elevator operator in the building where he was working, and he had just been drafted and was about to spend the next three years in the service. They married three days after he returned, and remained together and in love for the next 63 years before her death.

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