My father-in-law's an awesome fella named Jim,
He's a crusty old codger with a heart full of gold.
He'll do anything for you, no matter the task,
Has a great sense of humour, tho' sometimes it's bold.
He loves being 'round people, the funnier the better,
He enjoys a good laugh - but don't touch his lager!
He's a master at tinkering, fixes almost all things,
Give him a good movie and he'll watch the whole saga!
He helped us a ton with this old shack that we bought,
He toiled away months and cursed up a sweat,
Whipped the shack into shape, even windows and doors.
Now this shack is a house, no sturdier you'll get!
He's a fine builder, fisherman, snowmobiler, too;
He's got a new Yamaha - when he's on it he's tops.
He loves his new truck, his boat and his camper,
And I love this old codger - I just call him Pops.
© ELR 2013