I hail from Dixie, Georgia, (Brooks County). As a Georgia farm boy, I helped with harvesting farm products. This was usually during the summer, but did not encompass all of the summer months. My adolescent years were spent in high school, followed by college, which I attended under the G.I. Bill years later.
In 1948, 1949, and 1950 I spent three summers in Sarasota, Florida. During one of visits in the summer of 1949, I met this teen and became smitten. Her name was Estella, a soft spoken svelte with dark brown hair and eyes. I never forgot her, and in November of 2002, after many years, we were married. I and Estella did not see or talk to each other for 50 years. I entered the U.S. Navy in1950 and retired in 1970. I am the father of two adult Daughters, 2 Grandsons. I've been married three times prior with one marriage ending in divorce, and the other two ending due to the demise of my spouses. One, after twenty-five years of marriage caused by Lupus; the other ended after twelve years due to cancer. I am the author of two books of poetry. Several of my poems are in Anthology. I appreciate your interest in me and my poetry, and thank you for traveling this journey with me.
All the best to my readers.