Child and Mother 
by Eugene Field 

O mother-my-love, if you'll give me your hand,
And go where I ask you to wander,
I will lead you away to a beautiful land,--
The Dreamland that's waiting out yonder.
We'll walk in a sweet posie-garden out there,
Where moonlight and starlight are streaming,
And the flowers and the birds are filling the air
With the fragrance and music of dreaming. 

There'll be no little tired-out boy to undress,
No questions or cares to perplex you,
There'll be no little bruises or bumps to caress,
Nor patching of stockings to vex you;
For I'll rock you away on a silver-dew stream
And sing you asleep when you're weary,
And no one shall know of our beautiful dream
But you and your own little dearie. 

And when I am tired I'll nestle my head
In the bosom that's soothed me so often,
And the wide-awake stars shall sing, in my stead,
A song which our dreaming shall soften.
So, Mother-my-Love, let me take your dear hand,
And away through the starlight we'll wander,--
Away through the mist to the beautiful land,--
The Dreamland that's waiting out yonder.


 May

 3 - ThurCaregiver Support Group
2:00 PM 
 7 - Mon
OATS Van to Laramie
8:00 AM 
10 - Thur 
Potluck Meal
Noon 
14 - Mon
Board Meeting
9:30 AM 
17 - ThurCaregiver Support Group
2:00 PM 
21 - Mon
OATS Van to Steamboat
8:00 AM
24 - ThurSenior Awards Meal
Noon
25 - FriComputer Class
1-3 PM


June

 4 - Mon
OATS Van to Laramie
8:00 AM
 7 - ThuCaregiver Support Group
2:00 PM
11 - MonBoard Meeting
9:30 AM
14 - ThurPot Luck Meal
Noon
21 - ThurCaregiver Support Group
2:00 PM
28 - ThurPot Luck Meal
29 - FriComputer Class
1-3 PM

 


A Boy and His Dad
By Edgar A. Guest

A boy and his dad on a fishing trip-
There is a glorious fellowship!
Father and son and the open sky,
And the white clouds lazily drifting by,
And the laughing stream as it runs along
With the clicking reel like a martial song,
And the father teaching the youngster gay
How to land a fish in the sportsman's way.

I fancy I hear them talking there
In an open boat, and speech is fair;
And the boy is learning the ways of men
From the finest man in his youthful ken.
Kings, to youngster, cannot compare
With the gentle father who's with him there.
And the greatest mind of the human race
Not for one minute could take his place.

Which is happier, man or boy?
The soul of the father is steeped in joy,
For he's finding out, to his heart's delight,
That his son is fit for the future fight.
He is learning the glorious depths of him.
And the thoughts he thinks and his every whim,
And he shall discover, when night comes on,
How close he has grown to his little son.

Oh, I envy them, as I see them there
Under the sky in the open air,
For out of the old, old long-ago
Come the summer days that I used to know,
When I learned life's truth from my father's lips
As I shared the joy of his fishing trips-
A boy and his dad on a fishing trip-
Builders of life's companionship!