I knew this lady from Holland and Greta was her name.
She emigrated here from Holland and her neighbours were never the same.
She chose this small town with her husband in tow
Of their future adventures little did they know.
For years they lived happily in the idyllic small town
Her gregarious nature became country re-known.
Her days spent gossiping and sharing good stories grew
I can still recall her evening shore line walks
And the way her voice rose and fell during her animated talks.
I still walk to the water’s edge and wait for the sound,
Of Greta’s laughter that once floated through the air.
A beautiful laughter of innocence without care.
By Ingrid Exner, copyright 2016.