It was such a starry, starry night

When we drove across Texas and New Mexico,

With a one year old child in the back seat, sleeping soundly;

As we continued on our journey

Across country, from Ohio

To California.

I had never seen so many stars before

In all my life.

The sky was full from horizon to horizon


With millions of stars.

I don’t remember everything about that journey

In 1961, shortly after my twenty first birthday,

But I do remember that starry, starry, night.

Sandra Lee Smith

Previously posted 12/09

Updated 10-27-18


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