023 | Bomber pilot’s wife shares stories of World War 2

Graphic of Episode 23 of Heartsong Fit - World War 2 Index

Several of the episodes of Heartsong Fit include short stories by my mom, Lucille Maris. She shares her experiences from the 1940s when she was a young bride to my dad, Jim Maris. He flew multi-engine bombers out of Wendling, England in the 392nd bomb group during WW II. Dad trained in the B-17 and was […]

021 | Bombing of Pearl Harbor and Processing News of War

Photo of podcast episode 21 showing guests Margaret Williamson and Lucille Maris, Heartsong Fit

The bombing of Pearl Harbor was where we started in this conversation I had with Margaret Williamson and my mom, Lucille Maris. They were my guests for Episode 21 of Heartsong Fit. These two ladies are bridge players. They are both in their 90s. They were both married to men named Jim, who both were […]

HF7 | Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Trainer Mo Amin Provides Tips | Lucille Maris Tells a WWII Dog Story

Photo of Mo Amin and Scott Greeson in front of Rhyno's Gym

This episode of Heartsong Fit includes quite a variety. You’ll hear the early morning sounds of the farm as well as a train whistle late at night when a train passes as I talk about my experience doing the 21-day gentle cleanse, Ultimate Reset. At the time this episode was recorded, I was at the […]

HF6 | Tribute to Veterans on D-Day 70th Anniversary | Listen to Stories of Mission Flights of Lt. Col. James R. Maris and Crew

Photo of pilot James R Maris with B-24 bomber flown in D-Day

Episode 6 of Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris is a special tribute on the 70th anniversary of D-Day (WWII) to Lt. Col. James R. Maris and the men and women who fought for freedom in WWII. Lt. Col. Maris flew 30 missions in a B-24 bomber. His second mission was D-Day. You will hear his […]

HF1 | Healthy Living: Lucille Maris Shares Tips From Her 92 Years

Photo of Lucille Maris and Vickie Maris

Gluten-Free Eating; Living Simply during WWII Special guest on this first episode of Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris, is my mom, Lucille Maris. She shares her secrets to keeping fit and healthy at age 91 ½ years. Lucille talks about eating healthy from the time she grew up in the 1920s to her diet of meals […]

Veteran’s Day Salute to Dad and His WWII B-24 Bomber Crew

Painting of Lt. Col. James R. Maris

Veteran’s Day Salute to Dad and His WWII B-24 Bomber Crew by Vickie Maris This man is one of many, many brave men who flew planes in WWII. He is my dad, Lt. Col. and Professor James R. Maris. He piloted a B-24 bomber for 30 missions, his second mission was D-Day. The bomber he […]

Legacy of an old gas can

Old metal gas can

It’s usually when I’m doing chores on the farm when I think of my dad, Lt. Col. & Professor James R. Maris. Today, I was on my way home from work and stopped at a gas station to fill a couple gas cans for operating our snow blower. I know it’s probably a silly thing […]