Of the Same Blood tells a personal story of struggle and survival in a family that merged two strong, but diverse cultures, endured extreme challenges, and rose victorious from the ashes. Marjorie Rowe Gulumian wanted her grandchildren to kw their backgrounds so they could grow and evolve. She said, The more we kw, the more we are aware of how little we actually kw. Her wisdom provides great perspective and offers hope in a world still filled with too much hatred and igrance. As history swiftly turns its pages, her personal story captures a time capsule of life's drama and mystery. Her experiences define dedication to family, communication, and work ethic as she personally relates her history to her family. In each story, she pours her passion and memories into her words to pass on her Life's wisdom to current and future generations. Now her granddaughter, Cathy Burnham Martin, revives Marjorie's stories and memories, illuminating her beliefs that family comes first and that we can do anything and be anything we chose. Marjorie was right about that and much more. She never thought of herself as remarkable. She was wrong about that. Her inspiration lives forever as a shining example of the positive, unwavering strength of human character. Marjorie moved from privilege to poverty. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, her parents disowned her for marrying a foreigner. As a young boy, Marjorie's husband had witnessed unspeakable atrocities and held his mother's hand as she ran with him over Mount Ararat to escape massacre by sword-wielding Turks. Together, they struggled through the Great Depression, raising three babies in a third floor walk-up apartment with running water. They endured, emerged, and evolved victorious, showering their world with loving motivation.
Few could rival Marjorie Rowe Gulumian's love of literature. Throughout her life, she devoured good books and articles with an ardent fervor. She wrote long, detailed letters to friends and family. This was both a sign of the times and a reflection of her openness to share her thoughts with others. No shrinking violet, Marjorie never hesitated to express her pleasure or displeasure with actions of those around her. Her Psychology degree from the University of New Hampshire reflected her blossoming interest in everything that makes people tick. From histories and biographies to travel and novels, she loved them all. For many years, Marjorie Rowe Gulumian delivered colorful book reviews to enthusiastic audiences in book clubs from New Hampshire to Florida. To sum up one of her philosophies on Life, you can never have too many friends or too many books. She filled her world with an abundance of both.