I wrote this for my Mom and Dad’s 50th anniversary party last week. Thought I’d post it here with the rest of them.
For 50 years of marriage mom and dad tilled the soil.
They never struck paydirt, never found gold nor oil,
but instead they raised a family, with its troubles and joys,
full of friends, love, and laughter, and two very grateful boys.
The boys grew to be men and took wives of their own
and so appreciated the wisdom their parents had sown:
Keep learning, love a lot, take care to listen.
Take time out to play, but never play “Christian.”
Nope, if you’re gonna play, use your noggin. Try to win.
Keep each other sharp. You’ll have more fun in the end.
Stay together, hang tough. It’s not for sissies, this life.
And if you want to be happy, you better listen to your wife.
Every problem can be solved if you think and work together
Create opportunities to make memories you’ll treasure.
Work hard but set aside time for romancin’
Save your money, save your health, and save your knees for dancin’