A Poem for Daddy

    I am my father’s daughter And proud of it. Dad,  You taught me to be humble for most things, To be proud of a few things And to be grateful for all things. You gave me life. You gave me strength. You gave me roots. You gave me wings so I could fly…

If I could go back in time..

If I could travel back in time, I would vacation with my parents and my niece Amy but to know what I know now and to love them as I do now. What great fun we would have! The Smokies would never be the same.  Back then, I was a surly teenager who was embarrassed…

On The Good Ship Lollipop 

When I was a little girl, I had curly light blond hair. My family nicknamed me Shirley, after the late great Shirley Temple. I cannot remember how many times I sang The Good Ship Lollipop. I was such a little moppet back then and completely spoiled since I was the baby of the family. Here’s…