Merry Christmas Daddy
In loving memory of
Frederick Herman Tegtmeier(9/11/1928 12/28/2006)

The Christmas lights twinkle
and reflect in my tears,
as I suddenly realize
it's been almost a year.

My daddy left us
and his earthly home.
He's off in the heavens
to eternally roam.

As luck would have it,
he left his best in me;
from his sarcastic wit
to his "evil eye" gene.

My sons' didn't know
much of my dad.
Still they cherish what little
time that they had.

But long before leaving
his home here on earth,
we all gained from his values
of pride and self-worth.

So my happy memories
Must dull the pain,
and soothe my soul
'til I'm with daddy again.

Contributed by Debbie Tegtmeier