Emily Chewning

Emily was my friend…

She was a daughter, a sister, an aunt –
She was a mother and wife,
Dandaw to his Grumps.

She was a teacher, scholar, reader and writer –
She was a farmer, entrepreneur, bookkeeper,
Ms. Em.

She was a conservative, a liberal, a pragmatic idealist –
She was optimism, honesty, simplicity,

The Sage of Windrows Farm, Matriarch, Host –
She welcomed, embraced, loved and nurtured,
She looked into my eyes and saw my soul,

Emily was my friend.