May 26, 2015

Merry Christmas 2005!!

Another fast year – And we’re heading into 2006 Fortunate for you – I won’t bore you with politics March we vacationed inHawaii– With brother Neal and his wife We played a lot of Gin Rummy – And enjoyed the good life!! Now we’re into healthy eating – Trying to keep that weight off We still go to the club to work out – Fortunately, neither of us play golf I’m President of the Fridley Lions – Which is fun and […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Richard Dale!!

To say you’re a “Free Spirit” – Is an understatement indeed You hear music unlike others – Richie, you’re a rare, rare breed You lost your father as a toddler – Your grandparents helped a lot Then you lost your mother at “16” – Which really left you in a spot!! With a court appointed guardian – Your love of music had to wait She insisted you study accounting – Which you really didn’t want on your plate Luckily while […]
May 26, 2015

Jeff, You’ll Be Missed!!

From “Singles” at McLean Presbyterian – Close friends we became With you moving away – My life won’t be the same Life at the “Big White House” – With our memories galore Memorial, the 4th and Labor Day – How will our singles group endure!! As you depart for Charleston– I really want you to know How much I’ve cherished your friendship – Since we met 10 years ago Being brothers in Christ – And workout buddies as well You’ll […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast To Our Queen!!

For 75 wonderful years – Our Carnival has thrived And today marks the start  – Yes, it’s truly arrived I want to toast the new Queen – A fine choice indeed And thank the “X” committee – Without you we’d not succeed!! To the Queen and her family – I truly raise my glass For hosting this event – And dinner with so much class We’re looking forward – With anticipation and glee To 2006 our upcoming year – And […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast To Our Granddaughter!!

As Grandmother and Grandfather– Of this beautiful bride We rise to present a toast – And we do so with pride Rosemarie is our first granddaughter – Of whom we are quite proud When talking about her – We might even get boisterous and loud!! Rosemarie and Brandon – Both are attending Drake In the fridgid state of Iowa – Where a snow storm might last for days without a break Brandonis majoring in Music – While History is Rosemarie’s […]
May 26, 2015

Happy 75th, Sidney!!

Seventy-five years old – And what more can be said What more, just listen – As you’ve traveled you’ve left a tread To say you’re charitable – Is an understatement indeed Or that you repeat yourself – For that there’s no need!! You live to give advice – Whether solicited or not On any topic or subject – An opinion you’ve got You played Sax in High School – And graduated Harvard Law When you want to stress a point […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast to Martie and Bob!!

I know this is difficult – Being shy as you are But for the last 60 years – You both have come far So this honor we give – From the family you’ve grown Starting with Ron and Bob – Who couldn’t do it alone!! We can’t forget Jan and Lynn – Our very lovely wives Or Grandson Kevin and wife Jamie – Who are listed in the archives Great Grandson Trevor – The Raade name he’ll carry on You […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast to Angie and Dan!!

I rise for a toast – Being the best friend of the bride But first I’ll share some history – Let me be your guide Angie and I have been friends – Since grade school, so long ago She’s truly my best friend – Facts about each other we both know!! Like the time we got home at midnight – Checked in and sneaked back out Almost home the second time – Each of us gave a shout In the […]
May 26, 2015

Blue Gill Bill! In honor of Bill Erickson

Lion Bernie Bissonette made the invite – Asking Lion Bill to take a look He visited and liked what he saw – It was good for the Lions this turn he took He joined the Fridley Lions – And immediately became a force Getting involved with the projects – Leading many of them, of course!! First he became our Secretary – Keeping the records without fail One month when things were slow – He fabricated the entire tale Making up […]
May 26, 2015

Happy 50th Birthday Fridley Lions!

From The City Of Fridley February 21st , 2004 The City ofFridleythanks you – For all that you’ve done Throughout your history – Many hearts you have won You started out giving – And as each year came and went You just kept on helping – Millions of dollars you spent!! Your footprints are many –As you helped out in your community Such as the Islandof Peace– Truly an example of natures beauty You’ve donated scoreboards – And scholarships galore […]