R. E. Miller was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. After retiring he and his wife decided to move from the suburbs and now reside at the mouth of the Cogan. The thoughts for the story were inspired by these surroundings. Walking the trails, breathing that sweet cool air of summer and seeing magnificent views opened his imagination. Even as a youngster he enjoyed the mountains so it is only fitting that he would live his retirement years and meet his maker here in the Cogan.