Merry blue eyes and laughter
Ever loving and caring father
Moments of quiet conversations
Of his life experiences and wisdom.
Retelling lighthearted stories of his youth
In fond remembrance of what he used to do.
Eager with friends and family to celebrate
Sharing his smile and love during the holidays.
Overworked in the fields and at the mine:
Filled with family duty to provide.
Days camping near a Hatfiield lake;
And fishing at a favorite place.
Determined to live and remain strong;
No longer on earth but alive in heaven.