Abel Was

Standing tall and proud,

In uniform or overalls

Abel was.

Doing what needed

to be done,

Farming or rocking

a grandchild,

Abel was.

Grumbling about

all the noise

And reminding us

to turn off the lights,

Abel was.

Swiping whipped cream

on noses

With a huge grin

and ornery laugh,

Abel was.

Flirting with every

pretty lady,

Saving all his love

for Shirley,

Abel was.

Irascible and stubborn,

Giving and accepting,

Abel was.

He sometimes

made us wonder

If he was really listening….

Abel was.

The family of Abel Tesdall is humbled and overwhelmed by the kindness shown to us during this time. A huge and sincere thank you to all.

Signed,

Shirley Tesdall,

Janis Heeren,

Patricia Reynolds,

Greg Tesdall, Marian Olive, Julie Lutjen and families.