May 26, 2015

To My Lilly!!

Life is a journey – And sometimes it gets rough It is God’s way of showing us – That down deep, we can be tough Lilly, you’re a good person – Who has always tried to do right Shake off one little stumble – Your life can again shine bright I’ll always be there for you – For I consider you a good friend We had a lot of fun together – And I enjoy the time we spend I […]
May 26, 2015

Thank You Mr. Ryan!

We all thank you Mr. Ryan – It’s so hard to call you Dave We still remember the days – When we were forced to behave You’ve brought us many memories – And shared with us your joy Of singing beautiful songs – With technique you helped us employ!! You came toFridleyHigh School– 1966 was our lucky year There were only two small choirs – One you could hardly hear You started out recruiting – Then started coaching basketball as […]
May 26, 2015

Merry Christmas 2004!!

Our year started out quite happy – A nice Xmas and New Year Then Marcia’s mother got sick – Which ended the New Years cheer She ended up at Mayo – With a prognosis of a torn heart flap When the Dr. explained her options – She knew she was in for a scrap!! She shared with us her wisdom – Down to the last recipe She said, “Erwin, you behave” – I knew she was talking to me She […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Retirement Dad!!

 LAPD is so much better than LASD – Your mantra for 36 years You were dedicated and loyal – And you loved your career Mom was a Deputy Sheriff – Retiring a short time ago But in our house she rules – Not worrying about your male ego!! You were a wonderful father – And we learned a lot from you Ego, sarcasm & mouthing off – To name just a few You love to intimidate – Especially if it’s […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Judy, Judy, Judy!!

When did we meet Judy – Well, it was many years ago Dave and Marcia were in Rotary – We were looking for a new bungalow After scores and scores of showings – On nothing could we both decide But Dave didn’t give up – Remaining our trusty guide!! Both Dave and Judy were customers – Over the years we became friends Running into each other at functions – Dave’s Xmas concert we’d recommend When the Ryan’s bought their new […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Dear Friend!!

To a very special friend – On this your special day There are things I’d like to tell you – Words I want to say First of all Happy Birthday – For you’ve been working hard Soon there will be a swimming pool – For that big hole in the yard!! You love your book club – And all your friends who attend With authors Miller, Quindlen & Lamb – And the hours of pleasure you get to spend It’s […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast to the Bride and Groom!

As father of the groom – I now rise for a toast But first a little history – About these two, I might even boast Coleman is our oldest – And works with me each day He’s a graduate of James Madison – But McDonald’s gives him his pay!! Ginny graduated from Virginia Tech – She’s an interior designer by trade She loves to shop for shoes – As a buyer she’s unafraid They both love going to the gym […]
May 26, 2015

Queen For A Day!

Happy Birthday It’s your birthday – And you should be Queen For A day The things you’ve accomplished – Takes a little time to say You raised Amy and me – With no help that was seen And you did it with “Chutzpah” – You’ve always been our Queen!! You started out small – And accomplished what few men have done A real estate brokers license – And your willingness to run From there you franchised – And the big […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast to Elizabeth and Shaun!

Things have certainly changed – Since you two first met Our family wasn’t excited – You were certainly a long shot bet But Shaun hung in there – Showing he was in it for life Loving my sister Elizabeth – And now making her his wife! Both of you are dentists – In fact both sides of the family are Shaun has a love for golf – Elizabeth has yet to make par We treat Shaun as a brother – […]
May 26, 2015

Albert Hofstede, A Job Well Done!!

“Some dream and wish, you imagined and built” I remember it well – The year was 1979 You made this bold statement – And your eyes had a shine I’m building a nursing home – And it will be in Northeast Maybe it’ll be at St.Anthony – Up there I know the priest!! I need a hard working nun – But I think I’ve got a good name Sister Ruth lives in St. Paul– She’s really hard working and knows […]