1923, John, Liz, Jim, Bill, Janet,Twila,
Edna, Jo',Della, Clara & John,Wallace,Luther,Bob
John wrote Feb.14,1943:
" How I Met My Valentine "
T'was years ago I started out to meet my Valentine,
and I met her with bonnie blue eyes,
the prettiest I had ever seen.
Her name was Clara Allen,
and red hair she did have.
Ever since that day we met,
I've counted her my better half.
We always got along good together.
Although many ups and downs we've had,
we've had jolly days, that later made us glad.
When the children would toddle around and play,
their wee little hearts filled with glee.
It brings back dear old memories,
from now, we look back and see.
We raised a family of twelve,six boys and six girls.
Sometimes it was nick and tuck,
to try to keep them well, God being our spiritual guide,
we could go down and pray, asking him to provide.
And protect us from day to day.
So now it's been 52 years ago, since I met my Valentine,
and she is still sweet to me as she was, that day in time.
I hope and pray, we have many more years.
All that I have is thine, as she is the best that I could ever have, and she is still my Valentine.