I’m married. My wife’s name is Kathleen. I have three grown children and one beautiful (and intelligent!) granddaughter.
I’m a US Navy veteran - nuclear powered missile submarines - and I’ve been associated with golf all my life, either as a player and/or a golf course superintendent. One of my daughters has even taken it up and has become quite a fanatic about it - wants to play all the time. Both my mom and dad have been club champions at our home course and so have my two brothers and … so have I. Must be a “family affliction” …
I started writing poetry as gifts to friends who were having birthdays, weddings, etc., then just started writing other funny stuff, concentrating on writing children’s poetry. I like to end most of my poems with an unexpected twist.
I had the good fortune to meet on line, a wonderful person who also wrote poetry. That started my friendship with CJ Heck. Fortunately she let me write a few poems with her. I have some of my stuff on other websites, but Barking Spiders is the best place to be if you’re … a big kid like me. ~Rusty”
Note: Rusty's poetry is published, and can be read, monthly in the Hillview Country Club Newsletter, Franklin, Indiana. His work can also be seen at Poemhunter.com, thestarlitecafe, todays-woman.net, Lovestories.com, poemsabout.com, Kevin McCarthy's Dallas Digest, and at his personal website, The Land of Russken.