The poems in this book are an accumulation of thoughts and feelings about family and friends and the world today. Some are pieces that others have asked me to write to use as gifts for Father's Day, graduation- even a baby shower. While I will leave it to you, the reader, to discover that which lies between these covers, I will share one special anecdote. My father's particular favorite is the "Pride"; he carries it everywhere and shares it with people he meets. As a result, copies of the poem now hang in such places as Delta Pride Catfish Company's main office in Indianola, MS and Catfish John's Restaurant in Rogers, AR.