The poems, songs, and letters described and written in this, the Awesome Oak volume by Vance, refer to people, places, or events either experienced by or known to the author. All accountings are true. Some, however, may be blessed with flavor and color, or flair, if you will. Those will be left to the individual readers' interpretation or discretion. There has been no intent to mislead or wrongly inform during the assembling of this volume.