Abbott "Pete" Smith D.V.M.: June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010
Virginia Joyann "Jody" Haley Smith: April 2, 1938 - May 9, 2021
The Smith library was home to many noteworthy writers, including Douglas Paddock Hinkle. Their edition of Poetry is You: A Collection of Poems is in good condition. Fastened inside the front cover is a photo of Doug's son, Bart, riding at Milliron Farm. Like all books in the Smith library, this collection of poetry was a treasure, to be kept and revered. Jody's side-bar notes are included.
From Doug Hinkle's obituary:
Hinkle served in the 3rd Signal Company, 3rd Infantry Division, in WWII. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UVa, Hinkle received the Caballero, Order of the Condor of the Andes award from Bolivia for his work with the U.S. Information Service. Hinkle taught at Ohio University, was named Outstanding Professor of Modern Languages, and published poetry in three languages. A member of several professional associations, he helped found the American Society of Sephardic Studies. He was a prize-winning painter who belonged to the Portrait Society of America and the American Society of Marine Artists. After training in law enforcement, he became a sketch artist and auxiliary policeman with the Athens, Ohio Police Department. An outdoorsman, he greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting, and hiking.
Hinkle's books are available on Amazon. Poetry is You is recommended reading; I was engaged and enjoyed reading each sincere passage.