My career began when my life began, on April 21,
1925 in a small hamlet in WV called Mead Poca,
long since absorbed by Mullens and renamed
At my age 5 we moved to a farm atop a mountain
to the south called Gobler’s Knob; our mailing address
became Tralee, WV; now that, too has been deleted.
At my age 12, our family relocated again, this time
moving to Roanoke, Va.
My experience includes high school at William
Fleming High in Roanoke; 3-years in the US Navy;
Roanoke College in Salem, Va.; VA Tech in
My interest in writing grew from a vital interest in words;
i.e. writing in poetic form fascinated me; this book
is the product.