George Samuel Wood
September 4, 1919 - July 27, 2006
“To Catherine – At Six”
I remember it so well
Just six summers ago
The August sun was hot
Casting shadows in a stately row.
With a lusty yell and baby blue eyes
Soft hands and a charming smile
You walked into my heart
And took a seat in queenly style.
Six years have passed
And you have grown
With pigtails and ponytails
And long talks on the phone.
So now get on with the business at hand
You have a whole year before seven
And I have a year to watch you grow
And catch a small glimpse of heaven.
August 12, 1979