May 26, 2015

A Toast to Lauren and Jacob!!

Since I’m the Matron  of Honor – For my little sister the bride First, some  background information – Which I do so with pride Lauren is the vocal  and animated one – Of this family, it’s apparent to see While Jacob is more  quiet  and subdued – Since it’s okay with  him it’s okay with me!! The fact that they  are in love – Is something they don’t hide Their public displays  of affection – Are exhibited with pride Lauren […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast to Cat and Jay!!

I rise for a toast – To my cousin Jay, the groom But first some history – Before I resume Jay and I grew up together – In fact he’s my best friend We’re also business partners – So a lot of time together we spend!! Now Cat is a ballerina – And she truly loves to dance While her day job is being a nurse – She just oozes elegance This engagement was truly romantic – And an interesting […]
May 26, 2015

Happy New Year 2008!! Our Christmas Letter To Family and Friends

We came to a realization – That began just last year Being Florist’s keeps us busy – And delays any Christmas Cheer So here on Christmas morning – I sit down relaxed to write Our letter to family and friends – About our past year that’s almost out of sight!! Last year if you remember – No rhyme did I send Having lost a good friend – I thought “screw it” I won’t pretend Then along came “2007” – Another […]
May 26, 2015

Dougie, Say it ain’t so!! Written in support of the Northwest loyal employees

Dougie are you crazy – Or maybe it’s just me Are your eyes wide open – Because I don’t think you see You are abusing the system – For no good reason at all I can’t call you smart – But I will say you have gall!! You came out of nowhere – Because Wilson had too much heat Taking the company into bankruptcy – To the creditors it was bittersweet The company was bleeding money – A sacrifice at […]
May 26, 2015

Master Of The Inn!! Cottage Inn Lanesboro MN

His name is Waldo – And he greets each guest As Master of the Cottage Inn – I feel, it’s Lanesboro’s best You can usually find him – In the kitchen each day Cooking up breakfast – As tasty as any Gourmet!! He retired from teaching – Confusing to say the least For he’s busier now – As Lanesboro’s chief Artiste For Waldo and wife Marylyn – And Eric their son Also operate the Commonweal Theatre – For work and […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Frank!!

You’re turning fifty – But it doesn’t seem real You’ve accomplished so much – It’s a really big deal Hard work and being anal – Has served you quite well And being a perfectionist – Your accomplishments continue to swell!! You worked your way through college – Law school being the last stop Then you became a Corporate lawyer – Working your way to the top Being involved is a must – Always working very hard Serving on every committee […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast To Beth and Quinn!!

I’m the Maid of Honor – But also sister of the bride I rise for a toast – And I do so with pride But first a little history – A walk down memory lane First, Beth loves to make lists – Which she dutifully maintains!! Both of them love pizza – Quinn has his pet peeve People sitting at a bar on a cell phone – He finds it hard to believe They are both very smart – And […]
May 26, 2015

Thank You Jill!!

It all really started – A little more than a year ago Jim Shaw and Charlie Dauphin – Were discussing the reunion show Then I got involved – And it was time for things to be done So we put our heads together – And decided to make it fun!! This event is very special – After all, it’s been 40  years So everyone must get notified – By reliable volunteers We turned and took a look – Deciding none […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Carol!!

You’ve been a part of my life – Many memories we share At home I was messy – Cleaning my room was quite rare You hired me to help you – You made cleaning house fun I think back with fondness – Other things that we’ve done I still have your painting – Of that wonderful white hog Each time that I look at it – Another memory unclogs Pulling blossoms off Gloxinia’s – While watching the fireworks show You knew […]
May 26, 2015

Good-Bye Mrs.

My Mother in Law Muriel Durst By Erwin Dauphin To say you’ve been an inspiration – Is an understatement indeed You’ve been a wise role model – Truly a rare, rare breed Raised by your grandparents – In a life some would call hard You knew the meaning of values – And you were held in high regard!! Always ready to listen – Offering no opinion unless asked A cheerful and willing worker – No matter how hard the task […]