A 70th Birthday Poem To My Uncle Harold From My Aunt Thelma


The time slips by so silently, like gentle footsteps in the night. A few more lines upon the face, the hair now turned a lovely white.

My eyes see the silent change but not my heart and mind. They look – the clock turns back – the tape of life unwinds.

My heart and mind bring into view a picture they will always see: a young man so straight and fine who gave his love to me.

Time can make the picture change but my love remains still true. And this is bringing all of it on this special day to you.

Happy Birthday, love! Try for, at least, twenty more.

All my love,


(This was written by my aunt, Thelma Pillen, to her husband, my uncle Harold for this 70th birthday)

About jeneanecommonplacebook

What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to jeneanebehmeswritings.wordpress.com
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