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  • Age: 63
  • Location: Fort Polk, LA
  • Gender: Female
  • Country: United States
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I was born on June 20th, 1960. The night Floyd Patterson regained the heavyweight boxing championship of the world against Ingemar Johansson. My mom has told this story many, many times:that she went into labor with me during the fight, but my dadrefused to take her to the hospital until he knew the outcome.After the fight ended, mom was rushed to the hospital and I was born at 11:45pm that night. In the early 1980's, I was living in Las Vegaswith my husband Steven, our daughter Philicia and Steven Jr. who was newly born at the time. Floyd Patterson made an appearence at opening of the the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino to meet his fans and autograph pictures. When I mentioned this to my mom, she convinced me to go there and tell him the story of my birth.I was in line at the hotel for atleast two hours. "Mr. Patterson", I said. "I promised my mom, I'd tell you a very special story." Hesmiled, so I continued. "Do you remember the fight you had on June 20th in 1960?" "Was it the one I lost or the one I won?" washis reply. "The one you won", I said and continued my story. "Itwas the night that I was born. My mom went into labor but my dad refused to take her to the hospital until he knew the outcome ofthe fight." He smiled. "What's your name," he asked. "Cheryl", Isaid. "Well, Cheryl", he said. "I knocked him out in the second round causeI knew your mom had to get to the hospital. We both laughed.That made my day. It also made my moms day because he wrote, "1960 wasa good year for both of us", on a picture he autographed tomy mom and signed it. "Love, your friend, Floyd Patterson.Mom treasured that picture for years. It had a permanent home on herliving room wall amongst all her family pictures. Unfortunately the picture,along with her home and every possession she owned was lost in Hurricane Katrina.But, eleven years later, I'm still telling everyone...Floyd Patterson said he knocked out Ingemar Johansson for me.

I am happily married to my best friend of 15 years whom I married on our third date. We have four beautiful children. No longer at Fort Polk, my friends can find me now in Fort Irwin, California. One hour from Vegas...yeehaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wanna join us?

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A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

asoldierswife’s Poems (27)

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MY POETRY, MY PASSION 1
Confused 2
Inside We Are All The Same 5
Romantic 0
"It Doesn't Matter!!!!" 1
To My Soldier In Bosnia 1
An Ode To Eric Valteau 0
The Lonely Pipes of Scotland 1
Crazy In Love On Valentines Day 1
I Have Got the Flu 1
American Heroes 0
Mother's Day 0
A Picnic At The Beach? 2
A new beginning for ALL Americans 2
Tide, a family choice 1
All grown up 0
Missing You 1
The King Pen 0
My hero is a Duke...of Hazzard 2
Sgt. Alexander...U
.S. Armed Forces
2
President -Elect Obama: Part VII 0
President -Elect Obama: Part VI 0
President -Elect Obama : Part V 1
President-Ele
ct Obama: Part IV
0
President -Elect Obama: Part III 0
President-Ele
ct Obama: Part II
1
President-Ele
ct Obama: Part I
3