top of page

A song for my Mom

Updated: May 24, 2021

After our first two albums my father would ask me, when would I compose a song for my mom.

For the life of me I couldn't. No matter how I tried the words would not come. My mother was my hero. She grew up in a time when education was not important for women in the home. She was pulled from school after the 6th grade, and had to take care of the chores at home.

Despite all that she was able to publish poems on the national level, she was our family genealogist, she owned a research business, where she was hired to find peoples ancestors. My favorite times with her was on her bed laying at her feet listening to all the family stories she had found through her research. She read like crazy, our home was full of shelves filled with books she read. She loved reading that was how she gained an education.