About the Author: Joyce T. GriffinJoyce was born in Georgia, was raised in Miami, Florida but finished her high school years during World War II as an Honor Student back in Georgia. Poetry is not the only joy in her life. She also like to garden, cook and loves the outdoors. She is the mother of three grown children. Joyce is retired from the local school board where she was Food Service Manager for 16 years at an elementary school, a career she began after her children were grown. Joyce is a Christian Poet who loves to bless other with her gifting. It is a pleasure to recognize her as the1998 "Poet of the Year"