Theolinda M. Foster started writing poetry at fourteen years of age. She moved around the Midwest with family, attending different schools each year due to her step-fatheras work. At first, she wrote long pages filled with lines of where she was, what schools she had attended, and the friends she had made and been forced to leave as another job called for the family to again move. Quitting school to marry, Theolinda had two children by a first marriage. She earned her high school diploma at age fifty-two. Now sixty-six, the Indiana resident is still writing, drawing on her imagination and places she has been and places she would like to visit. Her inspiration comes from the place most important, her heart. aA gal that got lost in the fifties and still growing up.a She loves family, antique cars and her two Yorkshire terriers. aI wish everyone could be happy, healthy and able to whistle!a is her quote.