PHOTOGRAPH: Veronica Hosking as a teen with her father Ron.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: My mom and dad had two girls. Seven years after their second daughter was born, they decided to try a third time for a boy. My mom grew rather large with baby number three and kept saying it was her “big, baby boy.” It turned out to be identical twin girls. Well dad still wanted a junior. My name was almost Ronalda. Thanks to my mom who remembered Archie Comics and Veronica’s nickname being Roni, Ron, Jr., became Veronica. And yes, I answer to Ron.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Veronica Hosking is a wife, mother, and poet. She lives in the desert southwest with her husband and two daughters. Her family and day job, cleaning the house…
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