Merrill A. “Butch” Vaughan

POPPA,

I first met you one night here in the IWVPA and we talked about problems veterans have encountered lately. I stood in awe, reading your poetic words, and could visualize all of them.

Know that, just as in the hymn we sing at church “Till We Meet Again”, except that we will meet for the first time, in Heaven, where there is no sickness, and no pain.

Both Diane and I have you constantly in our prayers and thoughts. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Granny in these trying times.

GOD BLESS YOU POPPA

Butch

THE NEW STAR
In memory of David “Poppa” Alexander

There is a new star that will shine brightly every night
He made his peace with God nightly
The star was a good man who believed in mankind
He went and did his duty for his country in a far away land

In a war that no one wanted to believe in
He led his troops to the best he could do
But each loss of life was tragic
He came home to a country that belittled him

He was a leader thru and thru,
For he affected us all that knew him
His strength even in illness kept us going
Who was this mere mortal?

This man had two names but we knew him by his loving name
We looked forward to his bible verses
His given name was David
Yet, we knew him mostly as Poppa

GOOD BLESS YOU POPPA