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Our yearly education…

Someday we’ll be bright

And get it all right,

Not having mutual consternation.

We didn’t have the right forms,

It turned out a can of worms…

Irena printed

The stuff hinted

That we’d lost somewhere in storms*

I was able to, on the run,

Find the things to get the job done…

Between us two

My wife and I do

Manage when under the gun!

For what it is worth, we’re a team,

Together we’ve answered our dreams…

Not always as wished

But enough dished

Out to see God’s love streams.


–Jonathan Caswell

* storms…as in falling paper piles?  😦 




“D” is delightful,

What Daria is to us…

Irena is insightful,

The both of them a “plus”;

“D.” is for Daria,

A fine Polish girl’s name…

Irena and “D.” work happily

To all that paperwork tame!

Our Administrative Assistant,

A girl of twenty-three…

Does her work with fortitude

And yet has come to be

A treasured confidant to some,

To others a reminder of

Those youthful times of yesteryear

When they were in love!

Some men bring her candy

To share, watching her smile…

Some compare notes about life,

And hang around a while;

She often keeps on working

Not missing a single word…

She’s the joy of all at Riddlebrook,

We’re glad that we have her!


–Jonathan Caswell





When I’ve panicked and things are a mess,

My wife comes along-side in my duress…

And helps me to see

It’s time to agree,

To try it together, the way we work the best!

I tend to blame all myself,

When things suddenly turn south…

When we work together

With common shoe leather,

We look problems straight in the mouth!


–Jonathan Caswell



Heart disease

(Image from www.oralhealthmatters.blogspot.com)


By Jonathan Caswell


A friend he has at work

Says he wouldn’t be his friend….

If the man were not sick,

And on him he had to depend.

This puzzling state of affairs,

For two who used to fight…

Is now they work together

Seeing things in a different light.

It helps, one can suppose,

That both care for ill family….

The one, his elderly parents,

The other his bride lovely.

They share that common bond

And talk about theology…

Allowing disagreement

To not hamper the work to complete.

The one with diabetes

Sometimes tries to work too hard…

The other has learned to watch him

And has kept him working so far.

One other time I’m aware of,

When sickness led to great wealth…

In Galatians, Chapter four, thirteen,

When Paul stopped there with ill health.

The upshot of that recovery

Was Galatians finding the Lord…

And Paul writing a letter 

To please get their spirits restored.