You've done us good
(Pop, you too).
On the occasion of Mom's 100th birthday
North Bennington, Vermont
August 2, 2008
We've all known Jane in various ways… she's known as “Mom” to us brothers.
Mom: your aura as a loving soul is known to us, and others.
You've known us for all of our lives and carried us nine months more.
And for all of the childish things we've done you never showed us the door.
You scrubbed our ears and dried our tears and looked-after us countless years.
You showed us the world as our lives unfurled and hugged away our fears.
You taught us to respect the people and places we'd visit
You'd take the time and answer our questions like “What is it?”
You taught us foreign languages and cultures the world around
And through this time you led us there's one main thing we've found
So I'll cut through all this verbiage and try to plainly state:
We've seen in every case from day one on – Mom you're great!
So, in sun or snow, in heat or cold or flashing storms that thundered
We raise a glass in thanks to you – Happy Birthday Mom: you're one-hundred!
Peter, Toby and Nick