Happy times, a sunny day, a driving drunk, eight lives forever
The elusive whippoorwill swoops down the mountains.
Through night into dawn it's song mourns summer's loss--
as I cry mine.
AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG, a 300 page memoir, opens with eloping teenagers, Micki and Butch, in a bizarre double wedding ceremony with Micki’s mother. The couple share comical escapades, spanning decades. A terrible accident occurs in a placid valley nestled in the
Susquehanna Mountains. Micki narrates happier
days while confronting an uncertain future. One of her six children
is fighting for life in the hospital. The family embarks upon its
unbearable journey to the other side of sorrow . . .
And so in the throes of grief, a writing career was born.