Sitting by my laughing fire Author:Ruth Bell Graham Ruth Graham grew up in China, the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries. She attended high school in what is now North Korea at a missionary boarding school, and graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, where she met and married Billy Graham. Mrs. Graham has traveled extensively with her husband on his many crusades around the world. S... more »he also supervised the building of their home in the Black Mountain range of North Carolina. The Grahams have five children, and several grandchildren.
These poems are "footprints of a pilgrim," says Ruth Graham. "I wrote because, at times, I had to. It was write, or develop an ulcer - or forget. I chose to write. At times I even write for the sheer fun." The poems come from all phases and periods of her life; her schooldays in Korea; her college days in the States; early love poems, and on into marriage and motherhood. "if they are a mixture," she says, "well, that's life."« less