In 1935 I was born in Haleyville, Alabama to Christian parents and lived on the farm until I went away to college at Berry College after high school graduation. I have four siblings...one who is deceased. Our family has always been close. While I growing up... grandparents, aunts and uncles as well as cousins shared each other's lives and lived close around. I moved away to college and then three hundred miles away for my teaching position and met my husband never to return to live in the place of my birth.
I am a mother of three sons and have two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren as well as one step-grandson. They make up my immediate family. I am a widow having lost my husband, James, in 1995 from heart disease. He was disabled form a gunshot wound in 1985 but miraculously servived to later die of heart disease.
I am a Christian and enjoy working for my church having been a Sunday School teacher, work with the senior adults and am on the sr. adult council for my church as well as the Baptist Association. I sing in the choir and enjoy that very much.
I am a retired teacher after teaching thirty years. My career was very fulfilling and I continued to be connected to shool until a couple of years ago when I retired from substitute teaching.
Since retirement I have enjoyed traveling...my husband and I traveled with our children until they were grown and then continued to travel. The most memorable trip was to Canada in 1993 with my sister and her husband. Since his death I continued to travel on bus tours out west and to New England as well as shorter trips closer home to Brewton, Alabama where I live. I went on a couple of trips. First was to Romania for two weeks in 1998 and later to West Virginia. These trips made an indelibible impression on my heart.
As I approached the senior years I needed a challenge so took a word processing class and surprisingly to myself could still learn. My son gave me a computer and installed and then my whole world change. Living alone I had time to concentrate on acquiring computer skills. Then to my surprise God inspired me to begin writing poetry...to write had always been a desire but was surprised that the dream came true in writing poetry. I am so blessed! My greatest joy is that my poems touch hearts and they respond. As long as God continues to inspire I shall continue. My desire is to follow God's will and make the world a better place than I find it.