Kenzel May was born in 1946, the son of a cotton farmer and a school teacher. He was raised in the Texas Panhandle town of Sudan. Working on his father’s farm, he gained a great respect and love for the land and the people who farm it. Kenzel graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in electrical engineering, and then he worked for the electric company for twenty-three years and served the oil industry with his own engineering company for thirteen years. He currently serves as volunteer county jail chaplain and oversees the operation of several cotton farms. He dedicates this book to his grandchildren, with the hope that they will gain love and respect for their ancestors.