Ms. Fisher was born in High Point, North Carolina, but spent much of her life in Riverside, California. She and husband, Arthur, returned to North Carolina and settled in Kernersville in 1988. Kathryn has had numerous poems published including, “That Woman” which won the 1997 Editor’s Choice Award from the National Library of Poetry. She has also written hymns, which have been performed in the triad. Her memoir, “Up A Tree With Tatie Wee” was published in 2002.
During the summer of 1941 sixteen year old Ruby Hicks and her parents traveled to California where Ruby was to be a bridesmaid in her cousin Cora's wedding. The moment she glimpsed Cora's handsome fiance, Tim, she was smitten. Though she knew it could never be Ruby continued to dream of this impossible love after her return to North Carolina. Then on December 7 1941 Pearl Harbor was attacked and each of their lives changed forever. Tim and Ruby enlisted in the army.Through wars marriages childbirth illnesses and deaths the years passed quickly. Though pushed to the recesses of her mind Ruby never forgot that long-ago summer in California and the love that would not die.
Joseph M Knight