A long, long time ago, my dears

Hi everyone,

Here’s me at 4 years old. Just found the picture while looking for something else. This picture is on the cover of my collection of memory poems called CONNECTING DOTS, POEMS OF MY JOURNEY, published by Boyds Mills in 2004.


That year my mother made an Uncle Sam costume for me to wear when I recited the Gettysburg Address at Grace Methodist Church, the same church where Sandy and I would be married eighteen years later.