About the Author-Glada Barker Jenkins Born during the roaring twenties in the hills of southeastern Ohio, near the small town of Oak Hill, she was witness to the devastations of the great depression of the 1930’s, followed by the disaster at Pearl Harbor. She graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1944, and married her high school sweetheart after he returned from duty in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Two sons were born to this marriage. She and her husband purchased a farm where they built their home and a large poultry operation which they operated until 1970. She entered Rio Grande College in 1971 where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and became a registered Medical Technologist (ASCP). She was employed at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio for twenty years until her retirement in October, 1993. She and her husband have traveled extensively in the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska and in the foreign countries of Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas as well as in several countries in Europe. Her first few poems were written as high school assignments. After her graduation she didn’t have much time for writing until she retired. Then she found it was interesting to describe events, memories, opinions, etc. poetically rather than in prose.