Monday, March 26, 2018


Hi, and welcome to my author blog! I'm thrilled you stopped by my little corner of the world! I grew up in the 1950's and was raised on a farm in southeastern Ohio, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The Hocking Hills area is famous for hiking, horseback riding, camping, arts, crafts, and quaint, relaxing, picturesque country views. It's natural beauty never ceases to amaze the thousands of visitors who come here every year.  It seems to be the perfect place for relaxing, reading, and writing.

My interest in writing goes back to some intriguing stories my grandmother told me about her father, who fought in the Civil War.  Other stories of interest and curiosity were the stories she told of her own childhood, where she grew up in Dupont, Ohio.  I never tired of listening to her stories of which inspired my interest in our family history and historical events. See my book information at the bottom of this page.

A little about my own childhood

I have many fond memories of growing up on the farm where I followed my grandmother around as she did the chores.  I would follow her across the shaky old wooden footbridge that crossed the small creek leading to the barnyard. Together we followed the well worn path to the chicken house. She carried a bucket of chicken scratch feed while I carried an empty basket to carry eggs in. The warm morning sun shined on the old Plymouth Rock hen as she took a dust bath, scratching in the dirt, flapping her wings, and ruffling her feathers. The Rhode Island Reds were the first to come running when the scratch feed was thrown out on the ground. They were a friendly and happy bunch of brown egg-laying, free-range chickens. I can still hear those happy social clucking hens as they scratched and pecked in the dirt to find every last speck of grain. I should give a word of warning about those Rhode Island Red roosters.  They can become very aggressive and sneaky, but that's another story to tell.

Come visit me again and I'll tell you more about growing up on the farm. 

I'll see you soon!