Sunday, January 19, 2020
A poem for my birthday,
A nice automobile
The 1939 Studebaker,Born the same year
I don’t dwell on poetry, I probably wouldn't even read it, if not for Mrs Mellissa Grill in A little mountain school who taught me there was a lot to poetry. I even started to read some.
Some of you know I have written one children’s book called “Toby’s Tales”. You that know the Cowgirl Paula from Texas know she is a poet. At times she enjoys writing silly poems and graciously allowed me to use some of them in my book. Toby was a real turtle; a friend of Paula’s and lived in her back yard. Now I know another poetic person.
Sherry and I have met a fascinating couple from Upstate New York, Harry (Tom) and Evelyn. They are snow birds and down for a few months. Naturally I love Evelyn, she likes my books. LOL My dad was a peanut farmer in N. Georgia long before I was born, farms have always interested me. I have learned so much from farmers, these two and their farm lives are no exception.
For my birthday they came to the motorhome and brought me a card and a BIG Hershey Bar. We visited and I learned even more of silos and drying grain, even a wild story about Evelyn helping him get a Raccoon out of the silo. I was so engrossed I didn’t open the card, until they were gone.
I was so pleased, I learned Evelyn knew music, but I didn’t know she was a poet also. This is what she wrote:
“Happy Birthday” wishes sent to you,
Today and through all that you do.
From early morning to late at night,
May your special day be joyful and bright.
What an amazing 81 years,
Lived with gusto and eliminating fears.
Adventures you’ve had, on this earth,
Probably started at your birth.
You shared it with a loving wife,
Who would admit it’s been an interesting life.
As an Author you‘ve gained many fans,
And satisfaction worth any man’s.
So a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY from your New York/Florida friends,
Tom & Evelyn
Now ain’t that nice? I have never had a poem written to me before.
Yeah folks, believe it or not, there really is another sweet Evelyn!