May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Leo!!

Leo, you’re one popular guy – As can be told from this crowd We all go back years and years – Then as now, boisterous and loud From Ferncrest to Sam Barthe – Leo, it’s taken a miracle or two For all of us to grow up – With the risky things we used to do!! De Soniat and Langenbeck – Back at Sam Barthe you met Melzer and Ferris from the Old Hood – Remember when your pants were […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Turning “80” is special – And I want to pay a tribute to you You were a wonderful mother – Even as a kid, this I knew You helped dad start the business – Thirty years working side by side He too was no dummy – When it came to choosing a bride!! Growing up in Brooklyn – And attending Erasmus Hall high school Moving on to SkidmoreCollege – Learning early, education is a tool And you still love to […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Roz!!

Having a 40th birthday – Is truly a special day So Roz, happy birthday – And this is not just a cliché Yes, you’re wild and crazy – Sometimes a little loud But my hot little Momma –Who sticks out in the crowd!! We have two beautiful children – Dobson and Shane Looking at you, who could tell – I really can’t complain You’re a licensed lawyer – Maybe tired of taking heat You’re studying to be a teacher – […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Retirement Bob!!

Thirty years as a firefighter – Is a record to behold Although you’ll miss the guys – You know it’s time, I’m told Bob, you’ve had your fun – Sometimes laughing to survive But when the bell goes off – God decides who’s dead or alive!! The late night calls are over – No adrenalin rush for you You made sure you were fit – Taking pride in what you do Saving a life as an EMT – Feeling bad […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Retirement Rick!

You’ve worked at Motorola 31 years – So I guess it is okay That you’ve decided to retire – But for us it’s a sad, sad day You started at the entry level – Ending as the Senior Officer in charge Now we’re talking about Finance – Where the responsibility is large!! Your ethics remained quite high – Though there were times you were stern Almost always outspoken – You didn’t fight change, being ready to learn You had an […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Retirement Craven!!

My friend you’re retiring – And hanging around the house Go out and play some golf – Do it forVivian, your lovely spouse Your history is impressive – You started out real fast You had a talent for details – And your personal knowledge was vast!! From the U of TexasLaw  School – You got into the political game Executive Assistant to Governor Connelly – Pouring coffee was your claim to fame Then Rainwater gave you the pitch – There […]
May 26, 2015

I Send You Love!

I send you my love – And love I will show I fill up my heart – So full I want it to glow For love is the answer – Year after year After a while it becomes habit – Then you’ll feel the cheer!! I flood you with love – From the ChristWithin Me I see you just glowing – So beautiful to see This brings on the healing – And lessons the pain Your knowing I care – […]
May 26, 2015

What Is The Secret Of Life??

Is the secret we are searching for – So very close at hand Is the Higher Power trying – To get us each to understand You need do nothing – But believe with the faith of a child Those Universal Principles – Don’t need to be reconciled!! You go on with your life – Not waiting, but you know Something will happen – No worry should you show Don’t try to make action – And don’t try to mind read It […]
May 26, 2015

Man In The Jug Award For Lack Of Corporate Greed

I’m the Man In the Jug – I peer out constantly Always looking for goodness – Something seldom that I see That very special person – Who unaffected walks by Not trying to impress – Or to even catch my eye!! Oh, they do their jobs well – And they’re usually well paid They enjoy what they do – But they don’t act staid They’re good to their fellow workers – And have a fair and just mind They know they […]
May 26, 2015

The Today Show!! Written in 2001

I got the surprise of my life – Which everyone deserves Their fifteen minutes of fame – But it is hard on the nerves Amy Wasserstrom and Bob Faw – Came rolling into town To do a story about Bud The Rhymer – A profession not quite so renown!! They were laid back and relaxed – And by any standard, quite nice They seemed fascinated that any one – Would pay my hefty price At five dollars per line – […]