Valentine’s Day Love Poems

My late husband Jack and I dated more than fifty years ago, during a time when people wrote letters on paper and mailed them with a stamp in the Post Office. No expensive long-distance phone calls, no emails, no texts. Although I’m not much of a poet, through the months I was away at school, … Read more

Memories—Six Years Later

My father disliked Jack long before he met him. After all, Jack was thirteen years older than me, divorced, and—worst of all—a city slicker. Daddy was convinced he was out to take advantage of this naive farm girl, and Daddy didn’t want to see me hurt. But when I announced that I was going to … Read more

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers, and I was so blessed to share an incredible love with Jack, my husband of forty-five years. The poems that follow are some I wrote for him early in our relationship, and our love grew even stronger through the years. I wish that kind of love for everyone. … Read more

Best Birthday Ever

Fifty years ago today, I started a summer job as a clerk in an engineering office at Kelly Air Force Base. It also happened to be my twentieth birthday. The boss took me around the office and introduced me to everyone who worked there. The best-looking guy in the office followed us around the room … Read more

Love Letters

Jack and I met on my twentieth birthday, June 20, 1966, the day I started my summer job in the office where he worked at Kelly Air Force Base. His divorce was in progress but not yet final, so we didn’t have our first date until mid-August after he was officially divorced. In the meantime, … Read more

Happy Valentine’s Day 2014

Today is Valentine’s Day, a day for love. We usually celebrate romantic love on this special day, but there are many forms of love that we can celebrate today. Last year, I was alone of Valentine’s Day for the first time in 46 years. I wrote about my experiences and shared how the most important … Read more