This is me in second grade, Forest Lake Elementary School, Columbia, South Carolina. I was a dedicated tomboy but I loved to read as well. My childhood friend, Alison, remembers me sitting high up on a tree branch, reading.
This is me, at left, with my "big" sister, Helen, circa 1960. I am the youngest of four children - two brothers followed by two sisters. Having a sister close in age helped me relate to the Delany Sisters.
With my two older brothers. I was always struggling to keep up.
With the Delany Sisters, Sadie (left) and Bessie (right), on Sadie's 103rd birthday. Photo was taken in the dining room of the sisters' Mt. Vernon, N.Y. home, Sept. 19, 1992.
With my beloved Boston Terrier, Wilma, a Christmas present from my husband.
My husband and our seven-pound Boston Terrier, Dot, who was rescued from a puppy mill.
On the porch of Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould's bungalow, listening to some "elder wisdom," circa 2007.
Celebrating opening night on Broadway of the theatrical adapation of HAVING OUR SAY with my family. Photo taken April 6, 1995, the Booth Theater, New York.
The actress Amy Madigan ("Places in the Heart," "Field of Dreams"), left, who performed the role of me, right. Photo taken in Charlotte, North Carolina, February 1999.