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Grandma Dockter's 105th Birthday
Fischer, Ruth Dockter. "Grandma
Dockter's 105th Birthday Celebration." Streeter, North Dakota, 31 July 2000.
Ruth Dockter Fischer is the daughter of Matilda
Dockter Schlenker. She wrote this for Matilda's 105th
birthday on July 31, 2000
The text was read by Deb Schott, Alfred, North
Dakota, a niece.
Being a good mother is truly an art. Someone who
takes time to think of other's needs; someone that warms so many
hearts, with gentle words and thoughtful deeds.
Someone who is so glad to give, share and care,
thinking nothing is so greatly treasured than the joys a family
A mother's recipe for happiness is: Take a dash
of laughter and blessing from above. Mix it with some tenderness,
then add a little love. Add the warmest feelings, some laughter
and some fun. Can be used again and again because a mothers happy
recipe is never overdone.
Of course, you know we think of you with love the
whole year through, but still we are always happy for a chance
to say we do.
So here's a loving greeting just for you, because
it's plain to see.
You are all the nice and special things a mother
and grandmother ought to be.
Happy 105th Birthday Grandma!
Reprinted with permission of Ruth Dockter
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