about peter todd...
Often referred to as the unofficial poet laureate of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Peter has been a life-long resident of the city that he loves. He celebrates his love of everything Gloucester in his deeply personal and moving poems. A self-taught man, Peter’s down-home verse and prose conjure images of an earlier, simpler time in the days of his youth. His poems center around such diverse topics as the Gloucester City Council, the city's rich history, the fishing boats and working waterfront, Gloucester landmarks, individuals who have made Gloucester great, his adored family, and his deep personal Christian faith.
Active in the Masonic Order for most of his life, Peter is twice Past Master of Tyrian Lodge, twice Past Master of Acacia Lodge, Past Master of Ashler Lodge, Past Master of Charles C. Dame Lodge, Past Worthy Patron of Martha Washington Chapter #21, OES, and was a faithful and loving Rainbow Dad for many years. In 2004 Pete was honored with the Joseph Warren Medal for long and faithful service by order of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. He celebrates his love of the Order in many of his poems.
Peter is currently once again battling cancer, which he already beat once. A true survivor, both he and his wife have survived major accidents and cancer. He is very grateful to Gloucester Taxi & Livery for his continued employment and their support during this difficult time, and asks for prayers and good thoughts from his readers.
Peter lives with the angel of his soul and love of his life, his wife of thirty-four years, Barbara. He has one daughter, Jenice; a granddaughter, Ashley; and two great-grandsons, Nathaniel and Daniel.
You can find Peter on Facebook at facebook.com/peter.a.todd and at his email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.