Lela grew up on a small farm in southeast Kansas where she wrote poetry by kerosene lamp light. At the age of nine, she had her first poem published in a local newspaper. Her interest in creative writing followed throughout her life. A few selections are included here. Retired, she continues to do what she enjoys the most, writing short stories and poetry
Holly grew up in Independence, Kansas. While growing up in a small town has its advantages, excitement is not always one of them so writing provided her with a means of escape. She wrote then and still writes, for love and adventure dreamed of, hoped for, and missed from her past. Putting this book together with her grandmother means a lot to her, as she feels they are the same person in a different skin.