Dean and Eloise

Having much in common is such a blessing

Each of us being just one of ‘all’ six

Two brothers and three sisters we have for sharing

Both with a prairie background, we’re country hicks!

Dean was teaching ‘free’ group lessons in Langley

Such a deal Eloise couldn’t think of missing

It was such fun learning to play music gladly

And becoming his partner in a joyful uniting!

What a deal he received when we joined forces

Two teenage boys and a dog completed the package

But it was soon understood that we needed more voices

The birth of Kathryn in 1985 did complete the assemblage!

The next years were busy with our young family

Eloise’s career as Health Record Administrator was fine

And selling instruments Dean accomplished most cheerily

We enjoyed toasting our life with a glass of fine wine!

The next thing we knew Rob and James were done school

Out into the world they so bravely departed at quite a run

Quickly we were blessed with two granddaughters so cool

Amanda and Melissa grew up with ‘Aunty’ Kathryn—such fun!

Our priorities are clear- family, home, friends, church, and work

We love our little house, garden and yard that we play in

Friends and family are welcome and their visits are a perk

And of course ‘Sound of Music’ makes all of us grin!

Blessed we have been to have traveled very often

We’ve seen much of Europe, the British Isles—even Iceland

To Greece and Dubai where we saw sights not forgotten

This beautiful earth we inhabit is ever so grand!

We are really very proud of our family business

And are grateful for the wonderful loyal folks in the store

The gift of music promotes thought, love and kindness

The song in our hearts says “who could ask for anything more?’

The answer we give is “not us”

We are happy and healthy today

So this poem ends without finesse

Now we’ll go out and play!