Toast for Aunt Lahoma’s 90th birthday 19 Oct 03
Ein Berliner still says the Bitte und Danke he was taught by the American woman.
A plethora of people in Enid, Oklahoma share the dignity and respect taught in Miss Stull’s classroom.
A senora in Caracas speaks wistfully the por favor y gracias learned from the gracious one.
To this day not one of us cousins has spoken the word spelled a-i-n-‘-t.
All of us delight to the Bach, Tchaikovsky and Debussy she shared with us.
The world may be more complicated and fearful than it used to be;
But there are thousands of us around the world who are better people due to the teachings of a great one.
So sit up straight, take a deep breath and raise your glasses as we give thanks for the inspiration of