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Milestones

POEM: 'We missed her when she had to leave'

• LORENA ROBINSON,  who lives in La Salle, writes: “I wrote this in memory of one of my friends — for her family.”

GISELA

She was a superb hostess, she was the best!

She was head and shoulders above all the rest.

She never used a paper plate.

Fine china was your fate.

The sterling silver came out of the drawer.

She had services for 12 and maybe more.

Fresh flowers graced the table, and

She raised them when she was able.

She sang in the choir and had a fine voice.

We missed her when she had to leave,

And now ... we grieve.

• TO SUBMIT POEMS, mail your piece to The Times newsroom or email newsroom@mywebtimes.com. Please include a short paragraph about yourself and why you wrote the poem. A photo of yourself also is welcome.

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