Mary White Plassmeyer's talented husband, penned the following
Ive done crazy things
in the course of my life,
I swam in strange waters, cleaned my ears with a knife.
Did back flip, half-gainers from the end of a board,
Drove Hondas and Nissans instead of a Ford.
But my weirdest of deeds, should you give a gosh darn,
Was to drive across four states to stay in a barn.
Its true, there were others
afflicted the same,
Twelve souls who could hardly explain why they came.
There were Cora, Janelle, and Billie
Who hauled in enough food to last fifteen days.
Mary came willingly after first
That wed gather on Easter like shed heard when Jim
Frankie drove from Norman, not terribly
But his Benz stayed in third gear the whole way, some car.
Bob came to bring corn cobs, the
real dried out kind
So Listerd have something to wipe his behind.
From Ticeland came lettuce and citrus, seven crates,
ODd on vitamin C were all the classmates.
Wayland came mainly to bring something
Twas a gadget from Darrell to pump up his pister.
He also brought dough and a funny machine
That pumped out more bread than wed ever seen.
Sheila came late, though she caught
up real fast
When we re-told our jokes and re-lived our past.
We sure did miss Eddie & Jimmy & Don,
Theres a big hole in our gatherings with each of them gone.
Don K made his chili, it tasted
Once wed chiseled the meat and removed all the ice.
Mary and Sigi came to show off the
Of the results of their shopping across the Southwest.
Jim Bob did his hi-tech magic once
Showing pictures of ourselves taken moments before.
Lister brought a spider with long
To place in Joes bed beneath the top sheet.
So you see, theres
no grand purpose that caused us to gather
In a cow barn at Mo-Ranch in Texas, but rather
Twas real love for each other that brought us down there
And for planning the next years reunion somewhere.
Joe Plassmeyer April