To Wendy and Lora-Lee
If you want to study the future
Or paint the present bright
I’ll show you a wonderful couple
Who know how to do it right.
If you want to see a marriage
That has lasted a very long time,
I’ll show you a happy couple
Whose marriage seems sublime.
They ride like professional riders
They dance with skill and grace.
I assure you that in both our hearts
They have a special place.
We lift our glasses to the Bells,
Wendy and Lora-Lee,
With greetings and love from Werner
And a whole lot more from me.
(For Wendy and Lora-Lee’s 70th wedding
anniversary, June 15, 2017, celebrated
at the Union League Café, New Haven,
CT, June 16m 2017.)