Marianne talks about growing up in Lafayette when it was a small, mostly farming community where everyone knew each other by name. In 1932, she moved here with her family from Oakland when she was 2 years old. In 1910, her grandparents Francis and Agnes Malley had purchased land east of Upper Happy Valley Road, south of Lower Happy Valley Road, and north of Los Arabis Drive. The ranch had pears, peaches, walnuts, and a grape vineyard. Francis and Agnes Malley later subdivided the area of their ranch, which became known as Peardale.