Pieces Of Me 1 ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Several of my followers have suggested I do a poetic
memoir of my life – things I’ve done, places I’ve been,
things I’ve seen, etc. I will do these Pieces Of Me
periodically in no particular order.

Insight into The Tennessee Poet
Born as a Preacher’s Kid
Named Walter A. Page, Jr.
Dad was English and Irish
His father was also a preacher
Mom was a red-haired Scottish lass
Her father was a Lindsay
Grew up in a musical family
Took piano and trumpet lessons
Settled on drums
Played drums in school marching band,
Swing band, jazz band and
Symphony orchestra
Have one older brother
Paul – a redhead
Born in Ogdensburg, NY
Lived in Massena, NY
Moved to Westport, NY on Lake Champlain
Then to Lisle, NY
Dad became pastor of
The Oakwood Heights Community Church
n Staten Island, NY when I was 16
Graduated high school
Then 4 years at Wagner College
Degree in Economics & Business Administration
Attended United States Air Force
Officer Training School, San Antonio, TX
Commissioned as a 2nd LT, January, 1970
Trained as a Launch Control Officer
Missile Combat Crew Commander
Minuteman Missile System
Stationed at Minot AFB, North Dakota
4 years, 3 months, 24 days
Honorable Discharge

More pieces to come

~The Tennessee Poet~
©Walt Page 2019 All Rights Reserved

44 thoughts on “Pieces Of Me 1 ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

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  1. Thank you for your service Walt! That is about the same time my Uncle was in the air force too. Can’t remember where he was stationed, though I do know he was in Taiwan some. Great to learn a little bit about you!

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