The Silver Lining


O, February 2018,

You went by so fast.

Only 28 days you brought.

They seemed to really pass.

You brought some wind,

Then some ice and snow,

But ended up with warmer temps

Which we really enjoyed so.

“Six more weeks of winter,”

Announced Punxsutawney Phil.

How our hearts longed for springtime,

But winter hung on still.

Valentine’s Day we showed our love

To our friends and family,

Especially to my precious hubby

Who is so special to me.

Our Eagles won the Super Bowl —

We had to yell and cheer.

What a great season they had.

It truly was “their year.”

Yes, February 2018,

You are just a memory,

And how we look forward to spring

And God’s renewing beauty we see.


Beech Creek


Through all the toil, trouble and strife

We have remained husband and wife.

I loved you then as I love you now,

For a love this strong I truly vow.

I love you with heart, soul and mind

For the times you were gentle, loving and kind.

The one thing I’ll treasure all my life,

You being my husband and I your wife.

I love you now as I loved you then,

For you are the greatest of all men.

Editor’s note: This poem was written by Byron Martin, now deceased, in honor of his sister and brother-in-law’s 38th wedding anniversary, on Aug. 4, 2011. It is being shared by his sister, Beverly J. Miller of Lock Haven, in memory of her late husband, Richard A. Miller.


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