Pearl Emmaline

Many years ago I traced my mom’s ancestry back to the 12th century, to a town called Redesdale, UK, and to the Sherriff of Redesdale. Interesting! I also discovered a tangle of intrigue and politics – three castles in Northumberland, and one of them (Prudhoe) full of Scottish, English, French intermarrying. Fascinating! These folks ledContinue reading “Pearl Emmaline”

Papaw’s Giant Horses

This is a children’s poem inspired not only by my deep love of all things equine, but it is based on a story Mom once told me. She would visit her grandparent’s farm, and loved to watch the big draft horses as Grandpa worked with them. One day he lifted her up and put herContinue reading “Papaw’s Giant Horses”

Blossom in the rock

We all want to know where we come from. My mom once told me a story about one of my great grandmothers, Leviniah Blevins, and that story has stuck with me for a long time. I feel the kinship with my great grandmothers and great grandfathers, and I have tried to honor them with words.Continue reading “Blossom in the rock”