These are Works which I have penned over the more recent years, which for the most part, were written after the death of my sweet Marirose. They reflect my love and devotion to her which has helped me in the grieving process.. I hope you like what I’ve written here…

When I Go

If you're not with me when I go, These are the things I want you to know. I love you each and every one, I've gone to rest, my work is done. Celebrate the times we shared, Know in your heart, I really cared. I'm proud of my family and all they have done, Beautiful...

Tribute To My Sister Lillian

Dear Lil, As the golden sun is setting, on your life of many years, We will remember you fondly, and shed some happy tears. Your life has been fantastic, in everything you did. You dearly loved your family, especially the little kids. You were my teacher and...

Happy Birthday Neil

Happy Birthday Neil my friend, I pray we're friends until the end. Protect that smile and happy face, For you are one we can't replace. You're a joy to be around, For our circle of life needs a clown. To cheer us up when we get sad, Through all our trials, both good...

Five Long Lonely Years

Five years have passed, since I held you last, And felt your kiss as light as a feather. Truly I say with an aching heart, I miss you now more than ever. I scan the sky as each day goes by, I see your beauty as the clouds float by. As your image is formed in a cloud...

The Reason for the Christmas Season

It's not the pretty Christmas tree, all decked out so bright, It's not the deer out in the yard, with all the pretty lights. It's not the shopping with it's rush, push, rush about, Buying selfish things for us, we just can't live without. Don't let yourself get caught...

Park Hill South’s Powerful Panthers

Those fighting Panthers are on the prowl with a hiss, They want to be tops, the best that there is. They work as a team, in all that they do, To the team and each other, they're Loyal and True. As a volleyball team, they're something to fear, They competed like...

Seventy Years In Love

School was out in '42 . and we were ready to soar, An exciting life lay ahead, but the world was now at war. We lived with guidance from above, We were truly and helplessly in love. Right on the heels of the great depression, We joined the fight to save our battered...

Gone But Not Forgotten

It's been four long years since you have passed, My heart is hurting and I feel downcast. My day is filled with thoughts of you, And of your love that's always true. Always you are on my mind, A lovely girl, so gracious and kind. I feel your presence everywhere, And...

Ralph Robertson – A Scouter’s Scout

He was Trustworthy, Loyal and Helpful, always in every way, Friendly, Courteous and Kind, throughout his many days. Obedient, Cheerful and Thrifty, he practiced all his life, Brave, Clean and Reverent, he eliminated many a strife. On his Honor he did his best, to...

Sunrise Thoughts

This morning as the sun arose, I thought of my lovely Marirose. The longing of my lonely heart, Made my day so hard to start. Then I thought about other times, When we were young and things were fine. We were in love, we really cared, As we lived our life, our love...

Walk Again With Me

I'd like to take you by the hand, And walk our paths again. Sharing memories of all we've done, Since our lives had first begun. We'd visit the past of years gone by, Back to our teens our minds would fly. We'd remember important little things, That we had forgotten,...

Jerry Colvin Camping Fund

A camping fund has been created, for one of Scoutings famed, Scouts will go to summer camp, in memory of Jerry Colvin's name. He was Scoutmaster and advisor to many Scouts, along the Eagle Trail, He did an extra special job, to see they didn't fail. He lived the...

Stationed In Florida

Do you remember dear, the time, the place , the year? We lived in Eau Gallie,Florida, without a worry or care. Walking to the grocery store, a snake fell from a tree, It startled you greatly, and you had cause to flee. You ran like the wind, about a mile and a half,...

It’s a Wonderful Day

It's a wonderful day dear, and I want you to know, Just how much I miss you,'cause I love you so. You're in my thoughts as each day goes by, I love you so strongly, my tears never dry. I'm proud to have been your partner so long, You're with me in spirit as I carry...

Thought’s Of Good Times

My thoughts returned to days gone by, When life for us was a piece of pie. We took our piece right from the pan, And to all of our problems we said, WE CAN !!!! We did our best to live a clean life, It helped us survive many trials and strife. We worked together in...

The “SoCal Riot” At Cooperstown NY

The SoCal Riot is something to fear, The're a team of ball players, so young in their years. They went to Cooperstown to bring home a prize And caused a RIOT of a major size. They work as a team in all that they do, For the team and each other, they're always so true....

I’m Old as Dirt

I've been around a long, long time, I'm wearing a ragged shirt. My pants are worn as thin as a dime, I'm almost as old as dirt. I don't buy green bananas, Don't know if they'll get ripe. I don't ever drink or smoke, I don't even own a pipe. My back aches, I can't...

Visions Of You

As I awoke this morning and lay in my bed, Visions of you came alive in my head. I remember the time of years long ago, When I was chosen to be your beau. You were quite popular back in those days, And life was simpler in many ways. I admired you from the back of the...

Mothers Day 2012

For you who are lucky enough to share, Show your Mother how much you care. Give to your Mother a loving hug, And the string of her heart a gentle tug. Her love's been with you from the start, She loves you with a happy heart. She risked her life, she had no fear, It's...

Birthday Wishes Marirose

That time of year is here again, It's time to celebrate. Your birthday's always right on time, It's never, ever late. Ice cream and cake for everyone, Your party's in full swing. The little ones will set the tone, And all of us will sing. It'll be a warm and happy...

My Friends

I want to thank my many friends, For being a friend to me. It means a lot to have a friend, And a friend I want to be. Friends are always there for you, When you are feeling blue. They put sunshine in your day , And drive those blues away. A friend will always be...

Congratulations Graduate!

When you were born you were greeted gayly, Love and kindness were showered on you daily. You knew love first hand and enjoyed much protection, You were trained to grow in the right direction. You learned to talk and walk, then go to school. You wanted to know about...

Last Memories Of Long Ago

The hilly old farm in those Ozark hills, Was so hilly, the water in the ponds would spill. If cattle weren't grazed, 'round one way then back, Two legs would be shorter, they'd fall on thier back. Biscuits and gravy, then fried eggs and ham, Sorghum and pancakes, made...

More Long Ago Memories

Uncle Ben had hogs, which he kept in a pen, They'd try to bite him when he turned his back. He had a shovel he took in there with him, If they got too close he'd give them a whack! When clothes were worn out from working so hard, The buttons were saved and put into...

Memories Of Long Ago

Back a few years when they worked night and day, There wasn't much time for loafin' and play. No matter what, chores had to be done, There was a job to do for everyone. Wood had to be cut for the cook stove and heat, Heat from a wood fire just can't be beat. Meat was...

I’ll Be With Marirose

Don't cry for me when I am gone, Remember the things that I have done. Remember me finally in sweet repose, And celebrate that I'm now with Marirose From early morn to setting sun, Remember the victories we have won. Rest assured that I'll have no woes, For I will be...

Married To Marirose

I've got to tell you all about it, Because it's always on my mind. My happiness, Marirose and I, Made up the tie that binds. We were married for sixty-six years, My happiness, gave me lots of cheer. The memories of our youthful years, Still cause me many happy tears....

New Years Day, 2012

I stayed awake 'til twelve last night, To share our New Years kiss. Many years of memories, Returned to me that bliss. I know that it sounds silly, To rattle on this way. The love we shared in years gone by, Gets stronger every day. It's nice to share in memory,...

Because of You

You are the only love of my life, You've been with me through trouble and strife. You set the standards for the way we grew, I'm thankful to God that it was you. My days were brighter, because of you, My load was lighter, because of you. You always gave me love and...

My Beautiful Angel Marirose

Beautiful is a Wonderful Word, That always comes to mind. Describing my lifelong partner and friend, So very beautiful, gracious and kind. We shared the good times, And we shared the bad. She is the most precious friend, That I've ever had. She was always there for...

God Can Help

When things are really rough for you, And you think that life's unfair. Remember God is always near, And listening for your prayer. He knows before you even start, The thoughts within your heart. You'll find as you say your prayers, That God is real and really cares....

If Only…

If only I had known back then, That life was so short and sweet. I'd have stayed awake all night long, And watched my darling sleep. I'd have spent more time with her, As the days and years rolled by. This girl I love so very much, Was the apple of my eye. We were...

Peyton Gensler

Let us all give a cheer, We're so happy Peyton's here. He joined our family just today, And is very healthy, I'm glad to say. He has grandma's and grandpa's galore, And many greats that came before. His Mom and Dad are very proud, And I'm sure Peyton will be mighty...

I’ll Never Forget

I'll never forget as I live out my life, Those years that were shared with my wonderful wife. I'll always remember those days of past years, When we shared our memories and also our tears. My thoughts are of her both day and night, She's the one that made our lives so...

Veterans Honor Flight

We're proud to take this Honor Flight, To honor those brave men lost in the fight. To make sure their lives were not lost in vain, We pledge to stand ready to fight again. These boys were young, but grew into men, Our country has freedom because of them. They answered...

Baby Genz

 Brody James Gensler was born today, A Blake and Gensler in every way. His parents are as proud as they can be, Thank God now on bended knee. Teach him love and kindness too, Take him to the park and zoo. Teach him now 'bout being good, Do the things a parent should....

A Lonely Heart

I'm feeling kinda low today, and I know the reason why, I miss my lifetime partner, so much, I need to cry. My pillow's wet from tear drops, It's soggy to the core, And when it dries, I guarantee, I'll miss her that much more. You see when you lose half of you, things...

The Butterfly Garden

Marirose's Garden is now complete, With bushes and flowers and a bench for a seat. At NorthCare Hospice House you will find, This garden so beautiful, It's one of a kind. I'm proud of this garden to honor my wife, A thrill that will last me all of my life. We were a...

Three Years Ago

Three years ago, September fifteen You went with the Lord, an angel to be. My best friend and partner for sixty-six years, No way could I ever hold back the tears. My heart has a hole that can never be filled, But memories of you still give me a thrill. Your presence...

Scout Chili Supper

Troop 271 is having a chili supper, With Chili ,dessert and a drink. The proceeds will help with our camping needs, In the great outdoors, Scouts learn to lead. The Scouts will earn cash for camp, No limit how much they can earn. They'll sell the tickets, and serve...

Thank a Veteran

Give thanks to our Veterans, those girls and boys, For all this freedom we all now enjoy. Think of them while you have your fun, Support them continually, 'til peace is won. Fly Boys, Swabbies, Coasties, Grunts and Joes, Thank them for standing 'tween you and our...

Tent Replacement

We gotta fix these worn out tents, The quartermaster cried. We've camped the life right out of 'em, The camping troop replied. Well what are we gonna do about it? The quartermaster asked. We'll get a job and buy some new ones, We'll take on this major task. It's gonna...

A Worn, Torn Heart

As I see your picture every morn, I feel the pain of a heart that's torn. So many questions I'd like to ask, It seems an insurmountable task. Why didn't I ask? It was just you and me. Too close to the forest to see the tree? The things you'd always say and do, I'll be...

God’s Plan

God has a plan, we don't fully understand, But we trust Him and will do the best we can. We'll ask His advice before we decide, We know He cares, He's always at our side. The roads are rough and steep these days, You can smooth them out by using God's ways. Share this...

Oh! What A Beautiful Day

Another beautiful day is slowly making its way, Into the minds and hearts of everyone. Use your mind and heart and you can do your part, Produce some love to share with all the world. Join the happy crowd, shout your love and freely give, And make this world a better...

Poetry Honor

My poems are created to honor you, The girl of my dreams that keeps me new. The life we made and lovingly shared, Proved to the world that we really cared. Time passed by extremely fast, But we made sure our love would last. You did your part and so much more, These...

NKCHS Girls Of ’64

The girls of '64 are pounding on the door, At "In-A-Tub", the great Taco invasion and more. They've been away too long singing a lonely song, Wondering what has happened to their throng. Coming home again, traveling from far and wide, To meet with friends and show...

Me And My Gal, 1940

Oh! My gosh, what a beautiful girl, You always set my heart a-whirl. Each time I see your photograph, I can hear your happy laugh. I remember your number from early times, I called you from work on the telephone line. Linwood one - seven - 0 - three, The sound of your...

An Awesome Day

It's been an awesome day sweetheart, I've spent it all with you. We've talked and laughed, and had some fun, In memory this is true... You were with me all day long, Listening to our favorite songs. As the hours slowley passed away, We enjoyed this special day. I'm...

In Touch With God

A beautiful spring is here my friends, The cold winter months are gone. God is sending forth new life, Just listen to that wonderful song. Relax, enjoy the awesome world, Created with love by Him for you. You're now in touch with God above, Feel His warm and tender...

YOU Make a Difference

It's the volunteers that make a difference, At the NorthCare Hospice House. The work each day, you do with love, And guidance always from above. Volunteers are needed daily, To do this awesome work. Come volunteer and share with us, The many heartfelt loving perks....

Tears From Memories

My tears are flowing once again, As I think of you in early spring. New life is emerging in a dark, cold world, My thoughts are absorbed, with a beautiful girl. Many, many years ago, we pledged our wedding vows, To always support each other, it didn't matter how. To...

Girls With whom I Sleep

The lovely girls with whom I sleep, Have always been a special treat. They listen to my many troubles, And never try to bust my bubbles. They are warm and gentle, loving and kind, Girls like these are hard to find. On lonely days, when I'm feeling blue, They are not...

My Family

I'm mighty proud of a group I love, Designed and created by God above. Daily, blessings are sent anew, Asked by me, from Him, to you. Be kind and gentle to all you know, And never let your anger grow. Resist mean words with all your might, For it takes two to have a...

Child’s Chairs

Darling chairs for little dears, They can use them for several years. They're made of oak with a padded seat, They really are a special treat. I've made about a hundred of these, They're strong and sturdy, my guarantee. Patterns and colors for girls and boys, A nice...

Happy Birthday Lillian!

Happy Birthday Lillian dear, Now you can add another year. To all the ones that came before, Since the stork dropped you at the door. You are always kind and sweet, To everyone you ever meet. We know you love and really care, And are always ready to help and share....

American Freedom

Our flag is flying high and free, Because of folks like you and me. We go to work, we have our fun, With a freedom that our bravery won. Kids at school, showing their might, Became men quickly and joined the fight. Families were separated for sometimes years, A lot of...

Happy Forty!

My! Oh! My! Forty years, You might as well dry up your tears. There's no need to have a fit, What you see is what you get. Just relax and count your blessings, You don't need to cause more stressing. Things could be a whole lot worse, You could be riding in a hearse....

True Love

I've loved you since the time we met, I'll love you 'til the sun won't set. I've told you daily of my love for you, Each and every word is true. You gave me love, you gave me joys, And those precious girls and boys. And as the days and years go by, My love for you...

Sweetheart Memories

Memories fill my lonely heart, Of times before we had to part. I miss you more as each day goes by, So much I have a need to cry. The tears that drop as I think of you, Make me feel so close and new. I feel your beauty, your many charms, And long to feel your loving...

February Love

It's that time of year, when all we can hear, Are words of love and devotion. The thoughts of love that we congure up, Are enough to fill an ocean. Candy, flowers, cards and such, Are wonderful ways to keep in touch. Valentines day is fast approaching... We know what...

Photographs

On photographs you can rely, for it is true they never lie, They tell what you're doing and where you are; Family, friends, your home or new car, Whether around the home or traveling afar. Mark them well with name and place, So you can never forget that face. Records...

The Monster Storm of February 1-2, 2011

The wind is blowing, and it's really snowing, The temperature has dipped below the teens. A guy has to think when he starts to get dressed, A warm shirt and no hole in the jeans. Traffic is diverted and trucks are converted, For snowplows to clean up the mess. Then...

Touched By An Angel

I woke from my sleep, feeling warm in my heart, Just as my day was about to start. I was touched by an angel, and I know her name, My darling Marirose, the one and the same. The same one who shared my life o'er the years, The same one who shared my laughter and tears....

Marirose Gensler Memorial Garden

Come visit the garden at NorthCare Hospice House, It's a memorial to Marirose, my wonderful spouse. We were together for sixty-six years, Sharing lots of laughter and lots of tears. This garden was created especially for you, Come have a seat, relax and renew. Watch...

Happy New Year!

The old year is slowly dying, And a new one is being born. It's time to start all over, When you wake up in the morn. Remember all the things done wrong, And plan to make them right. It'll be tough, but you can do it, Try with all your might. Let God help you with...

The Christmas Season

It's Christmas season, sweetheart, You're in our thoughts with love. We'll come together as a family, You'll be watching from above. We'll greet each other with a hug, With our blessings on display. We'll speak of you with kindness, And listen to what you say. The...

The Doors Are Open

After much dreaming, planning, and lots of nerve, NorthCare Hospice House is ready to serve. Our promises to you have not been broken, And we're proud to say, "The Doors Are Open!" The dimes and dollars; the dreams, we shared, Made a Hospice House 'cause so many...

It’s Christmas

It's Christmas time, that time of year, A special time to spread some cheer. We all need our friends so dear, Some one who will listen and really care. A MERRY CHRISTMAS wish to start, Delivered directly from your heart... Your present needn't cost a dime, A friendly...

I Cry

I cry when I am Lonely, I cry when I am blue. With every day comes tear drops, When I am missing you. Then beautiful memories take control, And calm my many fears. With thoughts of our many blessings, They wipe away my tears. Thinking of you always, December 13,...

Do You Realize

Showers of blessings are yours each day, Even when you didn't pray. God is with you at your side, Ready always to be your guide. Friends and family to have and to hold, Love never changes, whether you're young or old, Hold their hands; never lose your grasp, Is how...

I Feel So Blessed

I feel so blessed to have been loved so much, By someone I loved the same. I met this girl at seventeen, Marirose is her name. Our love grew stronger o're the years, Through many trials and many tears. With God beside us all the way, He helped to calm our many fears....

Thank You Marirose

My darling wife, again I thank you, Sixty eight years ago we were wed. For the many things you did and said, On this wonderful day when our vows were made. A beautiful wedding, I'll never forget, How very proud I am since we met. To be chosen by you as your partner...

Dear Marirose

Each morning starts with thoughts of you, Remembering things you'd say and do. Your smile is always there for me, I'm honored dear to say the least. You gave me joy at every turn, You made the fires within me burn. It's tough for us to be apart. It almost tears my...

The Captain’s Final Landing

The hook grabbed and held fast for the final landing, Bringing aboard Captain Herschel Arnold Pahl, USN, Retired. After serving his country for thirty-one and a half years. A loving and caring husband and father to a wonderful family. This Navy hero, fighter pilot...

The NorthCare Hospice Quilt

This beautiful NorthCare Hospice Quilt, Was sewn by loving caring hands. To show you all the love we have, For you our dearest friends. May it give you comfort, Through the coolness of the night. And also as you take a rest, In the bright and sunny light. October 5,...

My Angel’s Rose

My Angel's Rose is now in Bloom, It's fragrance fills my lonely room. Reminding me of days gone by, And the love we shared as a family. It's been two years since you've been gone, I listen with love to your Favorite Songs. And somehow feel as close to you, As your...

Congratulations

Friends Of Hospice volunteers, You've done great things, these last two years. Give yourselves a pat on the back, But don't expect to just sit back. There's much more work left to do, And it will take help from all of you. To plan and watch our dreams come true, Be...

My Angel Set Me Free

I was relaxing in the water, After a hot days work. When preparing to exit the tub, Something happened, kind of a quirk. In the blink of an eye, I slipped and fell. I was trapped against the wall. An accident had claimed my strength, I couldn't help myself at all....

My Aching Heart

My heart aches when I'm alone, Though I try real hard to change the tone. I miss you my friend of many years, So much I can't hold back the tears. Thinking of our life so fine, Tears flow freely for quite some time. Mixing with the tears of joy, From memories of a...

My Hospice Donation

My Hospice donation is between God and I. The amount doesn't matter if I really try, To help those less fortunate than you and I, To live with dignity until they die. They're entitled to peace, comfort and more, With family close by who really care. With hearts full...

Peace On Earth

Let me strive to be the one, That makes the difference in the end. Give me the strength to help the weak. Let us all God's wisdom seek. This prayer I send to God above, May our world have peace and love. Guide our thoughts, our words, and deeds, Let peace on earth...

My Angel in The Garden

Each time the pleasant breezes blow, I hear my angel say hello. Telling me she's always near, As I walk with my God in the garden. Children playing make a peaceful scene, Flowers blooming, butterflies zooming. My heart is at peace, As I walk with my God in the garden....

I Shed A Tear Today

Memories came as I lay awake, Of our beautiful times together. The many years of work and play, And I shed a tear today. I remember times when we were young, Picnics in the park were fun. We enjoyed each other to the n'th degree, And I shed a tear today. As we...

You Are With Me

I know that you are with me, We've never been apart. I talk to you continually, And listen, with my heart. I know you well, my darling, I know what you would say. We have a loving conversation, Each hour of the day. And when I have a lonely day, I can always count on...

Sunshine In My Heart

You are the sunshine in my heart, I feel you near as each day I start. From the time I open my eyes each morn, 'Till they close as each new night is born. Stay near, inspire me, with all your charms, Surround me with your loving arms. Your sunshine takes away the...

I See My Angel

With every beautiful sunrise, Another day will start. I see my Angel's beauty shine, Though tears have filled my heart. Thoughts of her have eased my pain, And helped my heart to mend. The memories of our beautiful life, Will last me to the end. She is God's beauty...

A Tribute To Marirose

As my life on earth comes to an end, I want to pay tribute to my very best friend. A wonderful lady I've loved all my life. She honored me by becoming my wife. Even before we ever met, God's plans for us were already set. He brought us together, and guided our ways,...

Thank You, Mother

As mother's Day approaches, bow your head and say a prayer Thank God above for everything, your loving Mother shared. When you were just a tiny one, and cried out in the night Mom was first to hear your plea, and rushed to calm yout fright. It seems she never rested,...

Scout Car Wash

Our Troop is having a car wash, We need your dirty cars. We'll wash away the dirt and grime, They'll shine like evening stars The scouts will learn to work for pay, It's true they may get damp. But the money earned will help the boys, To pay for summer camp. Our...

Marirose Garden Fund

A garden fund has been created, in memory of Marirose. We're going to build a children's garden, at NorthCare Hospice House Construction is under way and moving right along. The little ones can smell the flowers and learn to sing a song. It'll be a safe and happy...

Self-Defense

Don't live in fear, be aware, watch what's going on around you. Know your surroundings, plan an escape, do what you have to do. Have a plan, keep it on hand, practice it time and again. Be ready for action at any time, the worse thing you can do is NOTHING!! Shop with...

Happy Birthday Bill

Happy Birthday Bill old boy, hope you're having fun with your toys. You probably thought we'd forget about you, but that's really hard to do. We've tried and tried and tried again, but we just can't forget a friend. Hope all is well and stays that way, right on...

Happy Birthday Bonnie

Written for Bonnie Pahl's Birthday March 4th, 2010 Happy Birthday Bonnie Pahl, had to write 'cause we couldn't call. Hope you're feeling fine today, and all your friends have come to play. Enjoy your day with all your heart, you're the Queen, so play the part. Our...

My Mother

This poem was written for my neice, Letha. Her mother passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. She was 89 years old. I have many memories, of Mother and me, Locked in my heart, for eternity. I can recall them slowly, and savor each one. I'll never forget her, and all...

My Friend’s Beau

A friend of mine has a beau, she sent a card to tell me so. She thinks he may be "Mr. Right", I'll pray and cross my fingers tight. I hope she's right and all goes well, she'll have a wonderful story to tell. It's tough to make a choice like this; let God help you...

Friends are Priceless

Just when you think life's at it's best, you meet another friend. Talking, listening and sharing, never wanting the day to end. Friends can always calm your fears, with tender words of cheer. Then slowly with their ways of kindness, envelope you with loving tears. The...

My Marirose, My Valentine

I know you're gone and time moves on, but memories last forever. I feel your presence very near, in memories we're together. The many things you did for me, you did with all your heart. I scarce could bear the pain, when I knew we had to part. Valentines Day is...

K-9 Cop Protection

Flash and Nero are K-9 Cops, their handlers think they're great. They work tirelessly at thier job ahead, asking only for a pat on the head. They search for drugs, and track down thugs, it's real exciting work. Never thinking about their lives, with no protection...

NorthCare Hospice House

Have you heard 'bout NorthCare Hospice House, work has just begun. We've planned, worked and dreamed it, with help from everyone. We've waited for a long, long time for construction to begin. We'll "Open The Doors" for service, in the summer of Twenty -Ten. The crews...

Your Picture on the walls

Each morning I see your picture on the wall, and think of our meeting at school in the hall.. This was a genuine thrill for me, to talk to this girl I had only seen. I think of the pleasures that evolved in our life, because of you my wonderful wife.. I give you my...

Welcome Jackson to our Family… It’s a Boy!

I got a call the other day, another great-grandson is on the way. A special delivery from God above, another wonderful bundle of love What a joy, now we know, it's going to be a baby boy. Mom and Dad can hardly wait, to hold and love and give him toys. With...

Fifty Years of Love and Laughs

It doesn't seem possible, that so many years have past. But when we said "I DO", we were serious, we intended it to last. The way a marriage should be, and will always be for you and me. We loved, laughed, worked and played, the years just slipped away. The time is...

Welcome Grayson

Today we come together in love, to celebrate in a special way. A happy home for a child of God, placed in our loving care today. To fill his heart with joy and laughter, peace and love forever after. Today he starts his life anew, with caring help from each of you....

Honor Angels

Be proud to be a Hospice Angel, you stand out from all the rest. Strive to serve as you are needed,God is with you , do your best. Leave your mark for all to follow, so not a one will go astray. Your help is needed, with love and kindness, more and more each day....

A Christmas Prayer

May the joy of Christmas fill your heart, as each new day is about to start. May you pass this joy to all you meet, may your meetings be a special treat. May you be in tune with Christmas sounds, as you make your many rounds. To meet your friends in Jesus name,...

I Miss You

I miss you more than I can say, from early morn to end of day I miss our greeting as we awoke, our goodbye kiss as I left for work. And then when I returned to you, I miss your smile that made me new. You let me rest as you fixed our meal, I miss your love for me so...

Thanksgiving

On this wonderful Thanksgiving day, may everyone pause to say, How thankful we are, alive and free, with family and friends to God we pray. Be with us now,and forever more, as we open and close life's many doors. Protect us all from evil ways,let us serve Him in the...

Grief and I

We grieve when we lose someone we love, this is a natural feeling. Spirits are broken, we have no control, our mind and thoughts are reeling. We come together supporting each other, as a bereavement study group. We share stories and shed some tears, we work together...

Do It Now

If something nice you have to say, save it not for another day, Little compliments mean so much in another person's life. You can alleviate some pain, and help to end the strife, Don't put it off, for time won't wait, do it now. If you truly love someone, don't keep...

When You Think You’ve Got It Bad

When you think you've got it bad, and you're feeling kinda sad, Just look around and check your neighbor out. You'll find when you survey, all his troubles on display, You haven't got a thing to gripe about. Help your neighbor if you can, and you'll feel better for...

Honeybees

I've kept bees many seasons, a hobby great for many reasons, First you get in tune with nature, God's beauty is everywhere. Then you work with His creation, Honeybees that feed the nation, A hundred foods would disappear, if Honeybees were not here. They are small,...

One Hundred Years of Scouting

The Scouts and Scouters are coming home for a grand celebration, One hundred years of Scouting, in this grand and glorious nation. On My Honor, I've done my best, to serve my God and country, Lived the Scout Law, been of help, and stayed strong, alert, and clean. I...

Memories

Memories are the best of friends, they help relive my past. Without them I could not recall, the love we've made to last. Our love is strong, it passed the test of years that faded fast, With memories help it all comes back, I don't even have to ask. North, South,...

Please Forgive Me

If I have hurt or offended you, in any way at all, I would like to appease you now, as the thought is taking its toll. I may have been oblivious, or even out of control, I really would like to correct it, and possibly cleanse my soul. I'd really like to make amends,...

Soldier of the Big Red One 1942

I'm mighty proud of a man I know, he served our country well. He joined up at seventeen, and soon learned war was hell. This soldier was in the infantry, his legs carried him afar. The infantry wasn't privileged to ride, just a pair of boots and BAR. They kicked some...

Steps Retraced

It's great to have you walk with me, as we retrace our paths, Through many years of memories, that we are blessed to have. So many beautiful scenes evolve because we did our best, To live a life that guaranteed, to us our love would last. Our lives began in high...

Our Kids Are Coming Home

Our kids are coming home sweetheart, for a grand reunion, There'll be hugs and kisses, and tears of joy galore. We'll all enjoy the legacy, about your life so grand, We'll talk of you and tell your story, so all will understand. We'll make sure the younger ones, get...

A Veteran’s Thanks

I've been greeted many times by strangers I never knew, Each asking if I served my country, back in WWII. I answer YES, and proud I am, to have been able to, it's nice, I'd like to shake your hand they add, thank you for your sacrifice. My sacrifice is small, compared...

Your Beautiful Resting Place

Today I visited your resting place, Bathed in God's light, a beautiful sight. On a sloping hill above a lake, With fountains sparkling in morning light. Soft breezes across my face, A kiss from you in this wonderful place. The birds sing sweetly in the trees, God is...

Good Morning Sweetheart

As day begins and replaces the night, I see your smile in the morning light. Sparkling in the morning dew, all God's beauties illuminate you. I start my day of labor and love, knowing you're with me watching above. You're constant company in my daily chores; your love...

My Friend, My Partner, My Wife

To wake in the night is a terrible shock, when all you can hear is the tick of a clock. You're all alone in a world dark and cold, where it used to be sunny and bright. Then memories of you come back to me, I remember our beautiful life, No one on earth can ever...

My Marirose, My Happiness

When evening shadows made me blue, You were the one that changed the hue, From darkness to a cloudless blue, I long, Sweetheart, to be with you. You were the one that taught to me, The heaven on earth that life could be, You were always there for me, You are my...

Marirose the Mother

This is a story to our children, about their loving Mother, She always protected and cared for you, with a love like no other. You were always first with her, no matter what the fight. She was the one that tucked you in, when playtime turned to night. She stayed...

Happy Mother’s Day

It's Mother's Day and were proud my dear,to have honored you for so many years. We thank you for all you've done,for your smile,your laugh,and yes your tears. Tears are shed for many reasons, as we have witnessed for lots of seasons. You are our rock, the family's...

Happy Birthday Marirose

Its your birthday, Marirose, we celebrate your life. You're a fantastic Mother and a kind and loving wife. The things you did for your family, we never can repay. You toiled to make us happy, from morning light to end of day. Without a thought or care of self, you...

Remembering An Angel’s Life

By letter came a beautiful butterfly, from the NorthCare Hospice team…. A celebration of remembrance is planned, honoring you, the girl of my dreams. The sun is shining brightly, the sky, like your eyes, is a beautiful blue. The clouds are like fluffy cotton, God's...

My Loving Valentine

It's Valentine's Day, Sweetheart; I feel your presence near.  I feel it in the early morn, and when I say my prayers. I see you as a colorful rose, in my every waking hour. It matters not the color, for it's a beautiful picture tour. I take your hand, we walk the...

Marirose On My Mind

I woke up this morning to a beautiful day, Created by God in His special way. The air was crisp and the skies were blue, To make it more perfect, there were thoughts of you. The sun was shining, as bright as your smile, Not a cloud in the sky for many a mile. As I...

Jamie’s Buckle Box

I'm Jamie's pretty buckle box, to keep her buckles in. She brings a pretty buckle home, each time she has a win. There are always aches and pains, but she always passes the test, In every little thing she does, she always does her best. "Do Your Best" is a motto, a...

Meals on Wheels Angels

Meals on Wheels Angels do more than you know, They bring a hot meal and even shovel snow. They aren't asked or expected to, they're just good guys, And I sure am thankful for the wonderful surprise. I had planned to do it, I have trouble getting about, Thank God for...

Candy the Guard

I woke up this morning to a very low growl, Candy is at the door, I arise and pull back the curtains, and then she growls some more. A squirrel is on the feeder, trying to get something to eat, Candy's upset, she knows it's her job to protect the birdie's treats. I...

The Cedar Chest

I'm made to hold your hopes and dreams, Of years to come, so far they seem, And yet with love from all around, The years pass quickly, I have found. Fill me full with love and wishes, Blankets, coats, and pretty dishes, And all the things that mean so much, Like notes...

Our Picture Trip

I was looking at some pictures that we've taken since we met, The trip through life I took with you was as good as it could get. I saw when I first met you and then when we were wed, Vacations in the summertime and snow time saucer sleds. I saw when I had to leave you...

Marirose’s Bears

Your bears are on the stairs my dear, Just as they have been for many years. You have a great selection, Since you started your collection. At the entrance to our lovely home, Your bears are there as greeters. They loaf around, they have no care, They just sit and...

Arrival of Bailey Grace

On December 19th I got a call, It was a grand surprise, A very proud grandmother informed me, Bailey Grace had arrived. She was twenty inches long, And a hefty six pounds, eleven. An early Christmas gift for us, All the way from heaven. Mom and babe are just doing...

Merry Christmas Marirose

It's not been long since you've been gone, I miss you more each day. I try to live a normal life, It can't be done without my wife. You were the better part of me, You made our life complete. The home you made for us to share, Was a castle beautiful beyond compare....

Hospice Angels

May God bless you Hospice Angels all, For constant service to all that call. Life is easier to face each day, When there are Angels to pave the way. May you always be content, To know that you are heaven sent. To do God's work and never stop, Be proud and let your...

Lucky Friday the Thirteenth

November, Friday the thirteenth, 1942, we became engaged. Our school days were over, and a war had started to rage. Our country asked for all her young men to join in the fight for freedom, There was no time to think of ourselves, we had to protect our nation. We had...

Our Anniversary

Today's our anniversary dear, now we can add another year, To all the ones that came before, since love came knocking at our door. We opened it wide and love came in, and life was sweeter than it was before. We were just kids without a clue, just out of school, now...

Remembering Marirose

We've been together for sixty six years, Shared a lot of smiles and a lot of tears, Some were happy, some were sad, Marirose, the best friend I've ever had. She would always do her part, Her smile could melt the coldest heart, She's now an angel with wings of white,...

Our Closing Thoughts to Our Children

As the golden sun is setting on the lives of Mom and I We ask that you be happy and know it's okay to cry. Relieve yourselves of all blame and guilt, you've done nothing wrong. Our lives have been fantastic, we wouldn't change them at all. We're extremely proud of...

Marirose

Many, many years ago, bout nineteen thirty nine, I saw a girl at school one day, she looked so mighty fine. It never dawned on me that day, that we'd become as one, But daily, I would think of her, she had me on the run. One day at school while I repaired the...

A Hospital Guide

(How to tell when you Know you're getting well) You know you're getting well when you ring the nurse's bell, And she answers to you "JUST A MINUTE PLEASE!" You know you're getting well when the "jammies" that you get, Are clean and ironed and just a perfect fit! You...

Expressions of Love

Expressions of love are a wonderful thing! They tear-dim the eye and tug the heart's string. They don't cost a cent, you get back what you give, Your supply is endless, as long as you live. The expressions of love I received today, Were some that had long been hidden...