Tinker Posted April 8 Share Posted April 8 BoppaThe smartest man I've ever known,only made it to the 6th-grade.A kid who jumped the rails to travel west and make his fortune.Fell in love in Utah, left his teen bride, to find work in Cali.Later she joined him.For 45 years he worked in the oil fields, never hit it richbut provided for his family and frugally saved.A reader, explorer, adventurer, too many tales to share hereWhenever I needed advice, focus, help at school, or a sounding board it was to him I turned.The smartest man I've ever known. ~~Judi Van GorderIn memory of my maternal grandfather (Boppa), William Ernest (Ernie) Herron 1890-1986 Prompt: A Praise Poem 1 Quote ~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~ For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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