Today is our father's birthday,
Hip hip hooray, what a beautiful day.
Mother would have a birthday cake and candles,
Thoughtful presents from father's relatives.
I like to send father a handsome tie each year,
And maybe a shirt to go with his suit.
I remember his guidance through the years,
When he adopted me, i was from mother's first marriage.
This is very kind and good of him,
That allowed me to enrol in Teacher's College.
I graduated with an A with my friends,
My friend and I taught in a country school.
Each row was a different grade, complex,
I did like this experience.
Then I was hired to teach, I am retired now.
The Ministry of Education sent me a certificate thanking me for contributing to the Excellence in Education.
Father would drive me to the Go Train that I could get to my teaching Job,
I enjoyed teaching very much.
When i was a teenager he bought our mother and I a beautiful coat,sweater,skirt set and a navy dress with a rainbow on the collair.
He was a Drector of Tip Top Tailor and Leah Posluns.
They sponsored him to study for his Doctorate of Philosophy , which he received.
When we went to the cottage father would pack the Volkswagon with our clothing,
Then he would drive us to the cottage on the island.
When we caught a cold, he went out to buy ice cream.
When I married my husband Walter, we had a Christmas wedding at our parent's house in Lorne Park.
We have had many beautiful years with father,
He became grandfather to our beautiful and handsome children Kirk and Erik
Great grandfather to Kirk and Jenn's children, Maya and Merrick,
I am blessed to be at the Senior's Residence with our father for two years,
He clapped after I gave my piano performance.
What beautiful memories, we dined together with friends for breakfast and brunch,
Many beautiful memories including reunions with our relative.
Happy Birthday father, loved by your relatives forever,
God bless you in heaven.
Author: Gwen von Erlach Schutz.
Copyright © Gwen Schuetz | Year Posted 2020
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