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Music and poetry contribute to romance

We initially met while Herb was the musician for the Bill Martin workshop in McFarland Auditorium in June of 1981.

I was a junior in business administration and had one week off work to take a class -- any class which would offer at least three credits. I understood this (workshop) was a class which covered contemporary authors. Wrong! I found myself listening to authors who wrote children's books and learning children's music and poetry.

Although I was convinced I wouldn't get much from the workshop, I actually ended up with a husband, two bonus (step) daughters and three more daughters of my own. Best mistake I ever made! (I used the music, poetry and literature with our 5 daughters)!

Herb Parker, Jr. ('69)
Vangie Johnson Parker ('83)
Williston, ND