Her One Wish Fulfilled

Wanda Brown

Wanda Brown

An amazing long time resident of Lawrenceburg always had a dream to publish her poetry, and her niece fulfilled her one wish.  Rebecca Gordon Gray wrote poetry for much of her life and even had one of her poems featured nationally, but could never get her poems published as a book.  Her niece, Wanda Brown, took it upon herself to make sure her aunt’s legacy lives on through her writings.

Rebecca was born in Lawrenceburg in 1918.  Living on Lincoln Street, many in the town got to know her and appreciate her kindness.  She always had the gift of writing and many asked her to present her poetry at events.

Through the years, she wrote down many dozens of poems.  Ranging from local buildings, to her family and even seasons of the year, her poems would document life in Lawrenceburg through her eyes.  Her poetry would even be recognized by the Lexington Herald Leader, and a poem was published in the National Library of Poetry, earning the editor’s choice award.

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