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 was lucid to the end – Which came on February 8th
She’d taken communion with the Pastor – She always had a strong faith!!
She asked me for a eulogy – Which you’ll find on the back of this page
She truly was more than a mother – The Mrs. was our little sage
We really give her credit – For living a life full of love
She took care of other people – We know she’s watching from above!!
She was the designated driver – Hauling her friends whenever possible
The town of Preston misses her – The Lutheran Church was totally full
It was truly quite a tribute – To someone 87 years old
But the “Mrs.” was quite a lady – She moved slowly, but she was bold!!
Honey and I spent a week – Recovering after Valentines Day
We went out to Las Vegas– Yes, just anything to get away
We saw six Las Vegasshows – And recovered to some degree
Came back started cleaning – Mom’s house, which was agony!!
It took most of the summer – But we got done, and it was sold
We spent the rest of the year recovering – But old stories got retold
Mom always told us – Remember the fun times when I’m gone
Celebrate those anniversaries – There’s enough sadness going on!!
One bright spot came shining – Marcia and I got a great surprise
We’re the grandparents of Christine – Something that was hard to realize
She was born on Marcia’s birthday – Now is that a good omen or what
On the back you’ll find her picture – She is a cute little “Tot”!!
Daughter Tamara and husband Wade – Proud parents you can be sure
For us it’s quite a new paradigm – A reminder that we’re almost seniors
So Merry, Merry Christmas – From both of us to you
We hope in the year 2005 – All your wishes come true!!