From James Zock to his wife of 61 years, Velma Zock, written in 1990. They will celebrate their anniversary on Friday, Oct. 24.

How do I love thee, let me count the ways.

I love you when you’re happy,

but not on grumpy days.

A child’s book is full of happiness

and shows them how to love

ah, such sweet innocence

He gives them from above

Sitting on their bookshelf

all tattered, used and torn,

because of joy and happiness

derived from use are worn.

The other books collecting dust

for they have nothing to give.

But the secret of the child’s book

it shows you how to live

To me you’re like the child’s book,

so full of love and life.

I’m proud and very happy

to have you, my Dear Velma, as my wife.


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