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For My Daughter

Sharing Stories

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“For my Daughter”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAUGHTER

When you were born at that stage,

I was twenty-seven times your age,

Now that I am seventy-two,

I’m not even twice as old as you.

You have reached the age of forty-three,

I believe you are catching up with me.

Love Daddy

Del Gustafson

Cowboy poet in Nooksack, Washington.

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).

SHARING STORIES is featured on www.northwestprimetime.com, the website for Northwest Prime Time, a monthly publication for baby boomers, seniors, retirees, and those contemplating retirement. The newspaper can be found in the greater Seattle area and other Puget Sound locations. For more information, call 206-824-8600 or visit www.northwestprimetime.com. To find other SHARING STORIES articles on this website type "sharing stories" in the search function above.

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