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 for fun!!
Their plays are wonderful – Folks come from near and far
And go away raving – Comments such as “spectacular”
And in the midst of it all – One character shines bright
Waldo, The Master – With his smile of delight!!
He’s obviously German – With a work ethic quite high
One wonders if he ever naps – This high energy guy
No matter the time – Be it day or late at night
Waldo can be found – Fighting the good fight!!
The plans have been formulated – And the architects paid
For the theatre expansion – Beautiful and custom made
Beside the current theatre – It will be a sight to behold
When Waldo describes it – His eyes shine like gold!!
Lanesboro is the center – Of Southeastern Minnesota fun
Where the free spirits come – To bike in the sun
The trails are a plenty – But there are other things to do
Make your reservations early – Or there’ll be no room for you!!
You can visit the Amish – If you’re curious how they live
You’ll find it quite interesting – An exciting tour they give
And the many local stores – Of crafts and gifts galore
Or you could just sit on the porch – With a bottle of wine to pour!!
So if you’re looking for relaxation – And a place to slow life down
Get a little closer to nature – Then Lanesboro is the town
The Cottage Inn will welcome you – Just like you were an old friend
Be sure to sign up for breakfast – This, I highly recommend!!