I was born in Cookeville Tennessee in 1947. I have been married to Bill for 39 years. We have two children. Our beautiful daughter will be marrying a wonderful man in April. Our son passed away in 1999 at the age of 23. We are thankful for those 23 wonderful years. A lot of my poetry and my art is a way of dealing with his death. I hope to publish a book about the grief process and dealing with loss of a child by suicide. When I have done that, I can go on to other things.