Launching Searching4Ponysboy

Today begins my public journey - Searching4Ponysboy - my father, a man I haven't seen since 1972. A younger me could not have cared less about the man who abandon me at 7 years old. Funny how age and experience can change one's perspective; at 56 I'm not looking for a father-figure, but I am looking for answers. There's a lot of ground to cover and not a lot of people left alive to fill in the blanks. Do you have any information about Richard Emory Wood, Jr. - aka Ponysboy ?