Treemont resident Libby Davis wrote this poem for Treemont resident Carolyn and Frank Ragusa as a present for their first anniversary of marriage. The Ragusas met at Treemont, had a brief courtship and got married a year ago. Carolyn wanted Libby to share it with current and prospective residents, as it's all about Treemont, and paints a great picture of this as a wonderful place to maybe meet the next "special" person in life. It's called being "young at heart."
“Memoirs of a Flower Girl”...
September 17, 2017
Proverbs 16:1 “Mortals make elaborate plans but God has the final word.”
At Treemont they met,
In our own dining room,
Who ever would have guessed
They’d become bride and groom?
Not looking for love at this time in their life,
Carolyn laughed when I said, “Husband”?
Frank’s busy dancing, not shopping for a wife!
Yet, at a table full of “hens,”
Myra placed our smiling Frank,
He did NOT squawk, NOT once did he squawk,
BUT, OH, did he talk, and talk, and talk, and talk!
He made Carolyn laugh with his charming Aggie ways,
She went to his dances, and bingo she did play,
Carolyn was changing, always wearing a schoolgirl grin,
Frank was determined her love he would win!
Then came the big announcement
“Could I meet them in the lobby?”
After dinner of course!
I know what was coming probably.
Frank said with a glow that filled his face,
That only God in His mercy and grace,
Could have brought them together in such a way,
And that they would be married on Saturday!
The day of the wedding was quite an affair,
Smiling Frank was to be found nowhere!
Then a scary thought popped into Carolyn’s head,
Was her groom just sleeping or could he be dead?
Meanwhile, the “flower girl was trying to get pretty,
When a crease in my blouse I did see,
With an iron too hot, I hit the spot,
And the sleeve disappeared suddenly.
OH NO! IT’S CAROLYN KNOCKING AT MY DOOR!
With great zeal I grabbed another frock, and into it my body I did pour.
“Calm down, Carolyn, the iron got a little steamy!
We’ll go find Frank, and the wedding will be dreamy!”
As Carolyn and I flew down the hall,
With her old jitterbug the office she did call,
It was Ray to the rescue with Treemont keys in hand,
Found our groom just a snoozing,
And in Frank’s good ear cried out, “GET UP, MAN!”
Frank bolted out of bed just in time to meet,
The cousins who had traveled from Beaumont to greet,
All the relatives and friends and the good judge, too,
Who would make this a legal marriage for these two!
With vows softly spoken and tears on her face,
The bride turned to her attendants with poise and grace,
And then she was taken with great surprise,
By the tears of joy that filled our eyes.
(The Judge saved the day with his hankie, no lie!)
The flowers were lovely as they were moved to Carrabba’s,
As the guests of the wedding dined on lasagna,
And drank sparkling wine making toasts to the couple,
And ate wedding cake until their stomachs were double!!
The couple returned to Treemont as planned,
Where life in “F” building was supposed to be grand,
NO matter the age, if you seek God’s plan,
That first year of marriage tests a love that will stand.
So glad you made it...
Thank you, bridesmaid Libby, for sharing this poem in honor of Carolyn and Frank! Treemont is a close-knit community and it is nice that residents share each other's joyful celebrations. That's what makes our residents quickly adapt to senior living and feel like this assisted living Houston community is home!
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