The boys never thought they were poor… until Clyde he was eight and took an indoor bath at a doctor’s house that his Mamma cleaned.
Later, he declared to his Daddy, “We are poor.”
“No son,” Daddy said, “we are not poor, we are just a little short on money.” Daddy always saw the silver lining.
Clyde graduated HS as the first married class president …ever! He became Dean of Boys at a private high school, completed his BFA and MFA; and after years of college teaching and achieving the title of Professor, he earned a Doctorate in Education and Higher Education Administration. Clyde is now retired as the Director of a private Art School in Upstate NY.
Clyde and second wife, Susan, now own an island vacation retreat, SeaCliff Cottage Suites in Canada on Grand Manan Island. They spend winters in Portland, ME.
Kayleen Reusser (REE-sur) has written 14 children’s books with two publishers—Mitchell Lane and Purple Toad Publishing. She also self-published a book on World War II stories (Oak Creed Media) and writes on assignments for several publications.
Reusser focuses her writing for children on non-fiction topics. While working for six years in a public middle school library, Reusser developed valuable instincts about topics middle-grade readers liked to read—scary, weird and zany!
Reusser’s versatility as an author is evident in the topics she has covered with her books. Biographies on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush and Leona Lewis have attracted the attention of many young readers, not just female!
Her three books on the Greek gods of Hermes, Hephaestus, and Hades have been wildly popular with middle schoolers interested in Greek mythology.
Reusser has written two cookbooks for children. Her ‘Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia’ (Mitchell Lane) includes 10 recipes and 10 crafts for children in grades 4-8. Reusser was aided in the research of this book by her daughter who teaches in Indonesia.