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Written by my mother;
Frances Catherine Servas
September 30, 1941
Published; October 2, 1941
For my grandfather George Servas who worked as a detective in New Jersey.

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Theresa F. Koch

A regular fellow, a swell sort of friend.
Folks will never forget him not till their days end.
He's a sportsman, a hunter, a "dick", and a dad.
And many the time I've made him so sad!

I regret it I know - but what good does it do.
You can't patch up memories, to make them look new.
He's given me all that I want, and then some.
In return he's had nothing, gosh I'm a bum!

Vacations in countries, at lakes and what not,
ever since I was nothing more than a tot.
Then through high school he sent me, but there to I failed,
but finally, after struggling, out of high school I sailed.

He didn't stop at that, he said, "You need some more!"
"Poor me", I thought sadly, "educationís a bore!
"To that he said, "child, don't be such a fool!
It's either to work or have some more school!"

Of course, I didn't realize what it would mean.
To have more than a hat upon my red bean?
So dad, "Thanks to you, it's really a thrill,
to hand out right doses of powder and pill!"

Written by my mother;
Frances Catherine Servas
September 30, 1941
Published; October 2, 1941
For my grandfather George Servas

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead
enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Theresa, this is such a lovely tribute, and even more special that you shared your mother's work here.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Now I see where your talent comes from. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, I see! An excellent write--thank you for sharing your mother's love in her poem--BRAVA! to both of you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Wonderful tribute !!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader)
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
This is what I call inheritance...
Keep handing it down..
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute to your grandfather. Sounds like he was quite a Dad. Education is soooooo important! Unfortuntely we don't realize that when we are young.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Your mother wrote a fine tribute to your grandfather, Theresa, and thanks for sharing it with us.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
TJ Thank you for sharing this wonderful work! What a great remembrance you have to treasure! Now we know where you get your talent from;-)!

Reviewed by Felix Perry
Wonderful tribute.

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