Enter a world where a man's word is his bond, families had time to enjoy a home-cooked meal together, and Mother's reprimanded their children by saying, "wait until I tell your father."
"As a child, I looked up to Father,
Never doubted his word,
Or questioned his rules.
He was the center of my universe.
Never a cheater, he was funnier, sweeter,
Than any man I ever knew.
Today, his memory sustains me knowing
The life he lived became my lessons, well-learned.
"I always loved this picture of Dad and Mom
during their courting days.
I wished to be a part of the picture
and would often cry,
"Where O where was I?"
"You weren't here, Jane.
You were only a twinkle in your daddy's eye."