In the Making

Started from nothin’ and didn’t make much more.   William and Martha Ruth.  Six kids.  Eight grandchildren.   Ten great-grandchildren.  Too many mouths to feed and barely enough to care for one.  Cold?  Quilted blankets.  Hungry?  Head to the fields.  Dreary?  Yellow roses.  Tired?  Purple hearts.  Soft?  Steel magnolias.  Confused?  Sunday church.  Hate?  Love.  Might’ve not done a lot too you.  But made a whole lotta love.


— Katie Creveling, ‘21