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Packing her children off to Europe, Martha Gifford Parker Melahn lived unconventional life

During the 1950s, convention dictated that the wife of a prominent professional stay home to raise the children. But Martha Gifford Parker, later Melahn, was anything but conventional — not surprising, perhaps, since her own parents never married — and

Packing her children off to Europe, Martha Gifford Parker Melahn lived unconventional life

During the 1950s, convention dictated that the wife of a prominent professional stay home to raise the children. But Martha Gifford Parker, later Melahn, was anything but conventional — not surprising, perhaps, since her own parents never married — and