This collection is one of my favorites. When asked where the inspiration came from, I like to tell a story about my Grandmother Lucille. I was raised by her. She knew everything that went on, both in my life and in the world, through her kitchen window. I was also around some of her old lady friends from church from time to time. I loved them as a group. They were from all walks of life and their characters have continued to visit my consciousness as I've grown older.