Photograph of a "Cat in the Hat" hat hanging on a wall in Senator Rockefeller's office
A "Cat in the Hat" hat display hangs on the wall in Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller's office. The display reads "To Senator Rockefeller, for your continued support of afterschool programs in West Virginia. From your friends at Kaleidoscope Community Learning Centers in Morgantown."
Photograph of a framed poem in Senator Rockefeller's office
A framed poem hangs on a wall in Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller's office. It reads:"Life Through a Coal Miner's EyesBy Budro BaisdenDark at dayDark at nightIn never changesThat's the minesCold and wet this they knowStill they put on their hardhatsAnd goNo one knows why they seek that holeDeep in the mountainsWith all that coalTo risk their lives for a single light poleThat shines through a window of aCoal miner's homeBut there is only one thing that shines so brightNot the light you pass every nightIt's the smile of their wivesWhen they come home at nightThat's life through a coal miner's eyes"