Presentation on theme: "Hilda Richardson August 26, 1935 - Forever In Our Hearts."— Presentation transcript:
Hilda Richardson August 26, 1935 - Forever In Our Hearts
“ELSIE’S ROSE” On a sultry summer’s eve, August twenty-six, nineteen thirty-five, Wee Elsie Goodwin, Waited for her baby to arrive
And as she held her rosebud, Soft, petal skin from head to toe, Elsie whispered to her Jack, “Into a rose, I’m sure she’ll grow.”
So, Hilda bloomed into a lady, Long and lean, and fair of face, And, not unlike her mother’s rose, Filled with style and with grace.
Her stem is strong and rigid, But, in the storm it gives and bends, And when thorn is truly needed, It’s message prickles as it fends.
And as the years go by, Elsie’s rose will re-appear, Each summer she’ll get older, More wise, yet still more dear.
By now, she is a bouquet, With Ollie, two sons, and a daughter of her own, She nurtured all her family, Till they were fully grown.
Elsie’s rose has lasting beauty, We’re here to witness it, if I may say, Happy Birthday, we all love you, Hilda, We’re proud of you and yours today.
And so, as we gather here tonight, I can hear what Jack would say, “Oh, yes, she is a rose, my love, There’s nothing more to say.” For Hilda Richardson on her 60 th Birthday (August 26, 1995) By Bonnie McAllister (her sister-in-law)
Once Ollie and Hilda, Doug, Maureen and Bruce Moved up to Sault Ste. Marie…. “Aunt Hilda and Uncle Ollie” were NOTORIOUS For Sending Down the “Noisiest & Most Irritating Gifts” for the Nieces and Nephews Every Christmas!