From the Publisher
Ray has been writing poetry for many years, but started writing more in l998, after I retired and had time to type them up for him. It has been a hobby that we both have enjoyed and loved to share with our family and friends.
I refer to Ray as my poem machine. He seldom misses a day writing at least one and many times as many as three. It’s been such a joy to share them. For many years, before he retired , he would write just occasionally.
When our grandchildren were small, and would come to spend some time with us, he would always leave a poem for them on the table when he left for work. They always enjoyed his little stories that rhymed. Our dream is to publish a children’s book.
We have enjoyed compiling and sharing them. My favorite are his spiritual, but, he has some wonderful western ones. Notice that he has some written, including some cow-boys that he has named Randy, Rusty, Lefty and Slim. We do hope that you will enjoy the ones we have put together for you.God Bless You and Your families. Ann Twist (B. 1926 D 2011)