Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
She grew up a valley girl, hardly a worry on her mind
Met a Michigan man, handsome and kind
Her birthdays have come every June 9 since 1953
Had just 19 before she added her first kid to the family tree
"Why not four more?" she said to Hank.
“Sure, Mary, we'll have the Lord to thank.”
She left California and headed to Clare
Tears flowed but she persevered there
After nights in Yosemite, the beach and Mexico
She must have wondered "what’s this white stuff, snow?"
Trips to Spring Hill, the West Coast, the Beaverton tavern
Hours on road trips in a gray station wagon
The pets included Chi-Chi, Autumn and Sunshine
She witnessed her kids succeed in the Jack Pine
First the farm and on to Schoolcrest
Then to the woods where her husband shoots pests
She’s a dedicated member at First Baptist
At the gates of heaven, she'll surely past the test
She learned to love from a woman named Jereann
It's the unconditional kind, the only she understands
To see her is to witness four-feet-eleven
But to see her heart, she stands over seven
She’s matriarch of a growing group of children
There are many Taits, and more than one Herman
Ask anyone of them and they’ll say she’s a great mum
She’s the Queen of this particular kingdom
So Happy Birthday Mary Tait
For our next moment together, we just can’t wait.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
After the death of Sophie Tait, a tan-colored pug, Hank, Mary and Christina are getting a new dog, a cockapoo.
Here's the problem: They don't have a name.
That's where you come in: What should the dog's name be?
It is a female, by the way and it arrives June 20.
-- Sasha. It's a horrible name for this particular blogger to say, but it is timely given the occupants of the White House.
-- Ayn or Rand. Nice and simple. Meaningful.
-- Peter. Just to throw people off a bit.
-- Lucy. It is fun, human and short.
-- Sophie Two. But that may confuse the young ones.
Please share your ideas. I hear it is with Mary where the ultimate decision lies.
(By the way, I'm not sure I can explain that picture, but my guess is that the dog is Jewish. So perhaps Mara is a good choice.)