My grandmother - AR'rena
Milner Musgrove Wallace
Our family's Native American roots are
pretty obvious here.
My grandfather - John William
Killed by bounty hunters near Hartshorne,
Oklahoma April 17th, 1917
My mom's grandfather - Wiley? My dad's grandfather William My uncle - Ira Waldrum Me in 1977 at Southeastern
Rodgers note the uniform jacket; Wallace - a blacksmith for According to Dad a man of working on the outlaw look
Only photo we have Judge Isaac Parker unbelievable physical strength God I miss the hair!
Mom in 1984 standing in a flowering bush just in our yard just Dad retiring from his second stint with the Durant Police
south of the house. Department in 1971
Big Granny, her baby boy Floyd, William (the middle son) and Dad Uncle Joy Schrock and Jane - Thanksgiving 1988 - Jane's
around 1920; William died not long after this picture was taken. just starting to show with Matthew.
Matthew and I at his enrollment at OU 2008 Boomer Sooner Top picture is Matthew between Dennis Letts and Billie Letts at the
2007 Oklahoma Book Awards. The Bud is mine; Matt was drinking
a Coke; I swear.
The lower photo is of Jim Spurr, Carol Hamilton and me at the
Scissortail Writer's Festival at East Central University in Ada.
Me reading at the Durant Magnolia Festival Me at the Tennessee Festival of Books in Memphis
June 2007 Bryan County Court House in the October 2006 Photo by my friend, the Poet - Ron
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo
in th winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and
loses itself in the sunset.
Crowfoot - Blackfoot warrior and orator