Fountian Of Youth
Meet Marvin & Verna Livermore
and Verna Livermore are from Mount Vernon, Iowa, just east of Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. They have been married for 50 years and together they
enjoy dancing and listening to polka music.|
now 80 years young, enjoys a mix of old time and polka music. Verna
is 72 and loves the Hoolerie style music. They both enjoy the music
of Barefoot Becky and The Ivanhoe Dutchmen. Becky is Marvin and
Verna's daughter and attended many dances with them when she was
young. Verna tells me that Becky's dream was to play music in a polka
started to dance at the young age of 3 - 4 years of age. She said her
parents used to take her to a lot of dances with them.
then went on and met Marvin and they have been dancing ever since.
says she comes from 100% German heritage. Marvin on the other hand is
German, British, Czech, & Native American. They both enjoy
listening to polka & waltz music of all heritages.|
said they travel sometime 2 to 3 times a week or less to attend a
dance. The longest drive was in northern Minnesota. When asked what
their favorite style of music was, Verna told me "Becky style".
They sure enjoy Barefoot Becky's music.
both said that polka & waltz music is very good for you and it
keeps you in good shape. When asked about getting the younger
generation involved with this style of music Marvin said, "
Heck, you can't even get them to church let alone get them to polka
This Interview was done in compliance with
Marvin & Verna Livermore on April 25, 2012 at
the Meskwaki Casino dance in Tama, Iowa.