Many have read the books of Peter and Barbara Jenkins, Walk Across America, and The Walk West: A Walk Across America 2. It’s an amazing tale, a true life odyssey. Peter Jenkins walked by himself (with only his dog as a companion) from New York State to New Orleans. There he met his future wife, Barbara and they took up the trek from New Orleans heading northwest across Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho and then across Oregon to the Pacific Ocean. As they approached the end of the journey they wrote to many of the people who had befriended them along the way to meet them in Florence, Oregon and walk the last mile with them and celebrate the completion of their dramatic journey. One of those who joined them for this moment of triumph in persistence was Barbara’s eighty-three year old grandmother, her only living grandparent leading them. And she was singing. “Her voice was squeaky and high but sounded sweet…
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