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 […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Michelle

You arrived on the scene – At the most opportune time It’s been a blast ever since – Watching you blossom into your prime You’ve made me so proud – But you also make me cry Because I laugh so hard – And you don’t even try!! Your dad and I have often said – We truly don’t have a clue How we could be so lucky – To have a wonderful child like you You’re very thoughtful and insightful […]
May 26, 2015

A Special Birthday to our dad and husband!!

Oh yes, it’s happy birthday – And what a day it is And yes, you are special – As Mr. Fix-it, you’re no whiz But you have the solution – When something drastic goes wrong You just call a plumber or electrician  – Your fingers are really strong!! You have one characteristic – That sticks out like a light You have an oversized head – On which most hats are quite tight We found the solution – And we think […]
May 26, 2015

3rd Zone Meeting

Our club has nominated – But no election has been held For next year’s officers – This group looks unparalleled We’ll have our 3rd reading – Within the restricted time Our officers will be elected – Being late would be a crime!! Our PU101 Form is completed – Our Secretary is totally on task It’s been sent to the Governor and LCI – We’ve done all that you ask Three brave members are in attendance – Do we get credit […]