May 26, 2015

Kudos To The Writers!! Pete Hautman National Book Award “2004″

Bud Dauphin/January 15th, 2005 Is it only an accident – Or is the Universe stepping in To provide us with the inspiration – And then supply the discipline To recognize our life’s work – That causes us to feel true joy At those moments of creativity – Which nothing can destroy!!  It might be creating mad hats – Or investigating organized crime Maybe it’s putting deals together – Or becoming an Amigo in your prime Teaching others to write – […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Retirement Jed!!

To say you’ll be missed – Is an understatement indeed Your career has been broad – As a gifted CPA, you are a rare breed You spent 19 years with Ernst & Young – Joining Wolverine in 1994 You became a director in 1995 – Being willing to take on any chore!! You have a wonderful attitude – So working for you I feel blessed Those rare times you’re moody – Soon after, an apology is expressed You love your […]
May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Dear Friend!!

Was it just being lucky – Or truly an act of God When we first moved to Beachwood – It really didn’t seem odd For a new neighbor to appear – Right out of the blue Asking to use my telephone – Michelle, that neighbor was you!! We immediately hit it off – Having daughters the same age Seventeen months later – We were still on the same page Both of us had new baby boys – They grew up […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast to Nicole and Greg!!

  I rise for a toast to Nicole – My dear friend and bride And Greg her new groom – Sitting proudly at her side I grew up with Nicole – So I know her inside and out Greg, you’re getting a wonderful wife – On that there’s really no doubt!! Nicole manages a beautiful Spa – And a Plumber Greg will soon be They’ve been dating for 8 years – And both of them love to ski They both […]
May 26, 2015

A Toast To My Sister The Bride!!

I rise for a toast – Because I’m the Head Maid To honor my sister – And the choice that she’s made We’ve traveled together – And lived together as well But lives move along – And tomorrow, you can never tell!! We have many of the same friends – And countless experiences we’ve shared And when life seemed at it lowest – I always knew Liz cared It’s been wonderful Mark – Getting to know who you are And […]
May 26, 2015

To My Son Drew!!

When you were born – I felt that God had given me a gift When I looked down at my new baby – My heart felt a lift I know that you’re special – And will grow up an outstanding man I’ll help in that effort – Doing all that I can!! I smile when I see it – You and I are much the same Getting scolded for being talkative and playful – We enjoy the social game You […]
May 26, 2015

To My Daughter on her wedding day!! Love, Dad

Today is a happy day – As a father I’m very proud Carrie, you’re very special – And always stood out in the crowd You’re marrying a wonderful man – Who is polite I might add He called me asking for your hand – I was truly impressed and glad!! I remember as a little girl – You and your cousins put on shows Sara, Saasha and friends – Waiting for the crowd to shout Bravo You even took it […]
May 26, 2015

To Aaron and Ashlee!! From Mom

When Aaron met Ashlee – True love was in the air They hit it off splendidly – And soon became a pair They attended hersenior prom –  Where a full romance began Their love just kept growing – They began making long term plans!! They bought their first child –  Who was cute as cute can be A blonde lab named “Monte” –  If you saw him, you’d agree Soon after Aaron proposed –  He’s always been under Ashlees spell For the family it was […]
May 26, 2015

Stand Tall FridleyLions!! Written by 1st Vice Lion Bud

The 49er’s Parade – Held each year in June And since this is April – It’s coming up real soon TheFridleyLions Club – Sponsor it each year And have since it’s inception – It’s always a success, that’s clear!! The royalty from afar – Are always eager to attend That includes the Aquatennial – Their royalty and Commodore they send The Winter Carnival always comes – Yes, even the Vulcan’s are here And with everything that’s happened – They won’t […]
May 26, 2015

Lions All – Installation Night!!

May 24th mark your calendars – It’s an event all should attend We install our new officers – On their guidance our club will depend For the younger members – It will help you understand And sometime in the future – You might raise your hand!! When they ask for members – To be 3rd vice next year You’ll think, what the heck – It’s my turn to volunteer If you want to get involved – You can nominate yourself […]