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,
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.