Mary Lou Adams
Mary Lou Hannold Adams is a Certified Substitute Teacher. She has worked with many populations in the Human Service field. Mary Lou is President of The Gloucester City Historical Society, and has held poetry readings for poets at the Gloucester City History Museum on 34 Nth King Street, Gloucester City NJ. She is a member of the Audubon Poets from Audubon, NJ. She is published in their second anthology called, “The Audubon Poets, Vol. 11, The Journey Continues.” The publisher is Redrosebush Press from Wenatchee, Washington. She was published in their first book called, “The Best of The Audubon Poets.” Both books are available from Mary Lou, or the publisher. Mary Lou is published in a book called, “September 11” which was published in 2002. She will be in a continuation of the 9/11 book with poems and stories about the after effects of 9/11.
While a member of The Greater South Jersey Chorus. Mary Lou performed in a concert called In “Memoriam” on May 19, 2001. Local representatives from the armed forces opened the program with readings written by famous writers. Mary Lou read her original poem, ‘‘My Soldier Came Home From Nam” as the only one who was the wife of a Vietnam Veteran. Her poem was recorded on CD along with music from the chorus. The poem has been published many times, and continues to be a favorite among many people.
Mary Lou’s husband, William Adams, served with Bravo Company 1-2, First Infantry Division. They were known as the Black Scarf Brigade, and The Big Red One. He has received many medals, and recently received The Distinguished Service Medal from the state of New Jersey, and Camden County. He was in the US Army, and served in Vietnam 1968 to 1969.