Linda Dutrow (aka Mimi Linny) - Now retired after 42 years of office management service with the City of
Frederick, Maryland, Linda’s life-long love of writing poetry has always been a fun way to capture stories, songs, holidays and life’s adventures for family, friends and co-workers. Specializing in the strength of rhyme and rhythm, creativity and imagination, retirement has given her the opportunity to pursue this love of assembling the written word into poetic form.
There's nothing better than to spend special time with a loving grandchild and being able to share memories of the past.
My little 5-year old granddaughter, Kennedy, came up to me one day, gave me a big hug and excitedly pointed to her feet! "Mimi Linny! See my pretty new shoes!"
"Oh, my," I said. "They are so beautiful! I wish I had a pair just like them!"
Giggling, she said, "Oh, Mimi! I don't think they make them that big! What kind of shoes did you wear in the olden days?"
What a perfect opportunity! Out came my photo album and we started at the beginning!
Looking back upon my life
I find myself in thought
Through all the years my love for shoes
I’d ever worn or bought