Jeanette Pennington grew up the daughter of a Jefferson County coal miner. Her mother died when she was just a child, and she was left to raise her family in the midst of rough and tumble mining camps while her father eked out a living as best he could.
Later in life, she began chronicling those experiences and so many others in poetry, pouring heart and soul onto simple pages of notebook paper. Her writings dance across the ebony and ivory of our emotions the way her fingers danced across the keys of a piano, ranging from light and humorous to brooding anger to sadness and loss. Jeanette’s poetry captures the essence of what it is to be human in this world, while always keeping her hopes pinned on a better life in the world to come. This book is a collection of her writings, along with some interesting and endearing facts about her life and the life of her family, composed and edited by her close relatives. We hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed piecing... More > it together...< Less
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