Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hillsdale College - Cookies with Audrey


Waterman Residence - Hillsdale College

















Cookies with Audrey
Audry Gray and my daughter Maran are friends at Hillsdale College in Michigan. 
Nancy and I visited the School for Parents Weekend in 2012 and sat up late in 
Waterman Residence as the girls baked us cookies to go with our tea.

The moonlight fell on Waterman
Through limbs with thinning leaves,
And from the student’s living room
A glow shone out through the trees.
Within we both sat waiting
Defying the hour so late,
And the pot on the hob was starting to bob
And the cookies were starting to bake.

What a night it had been, where we dined
Olivia’s Chop House showed it’s charms,
Then a classical concert in Sage on the stage
With Dvorak, Mozart and Brahms.
For an hour we watched the kids swinging
As the Hillcats played Howard Hall,
And the leaves from the trees danced and fell in the breeze
Now summer had changed into Fall.

Out into the dark we retreated
Not wanting the reveling to end,
So we crossed the campus and Galloway Drive
To Waterman with Maran’s friend.
And there in the night we sat waiting
Ensconced on the long soft settee,
For a chance of a bite of a cookie at night
Served by Maran and Audrey with tea.

Neil Stewart McLeod 10/26/2012


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5 comments:

Maran McLeod said...

Beautiful! I am so proud to be your daughter. It was our pleasure to provide tired parents with cookies and tea.
Thanks for always supporting me and being a wonderful example of a true renaissance man.
XOXO Maran

Maran McLeod said...

Beautiful! I am so proud to be your daughter. It was our pleasure to provide tired parents with cookies and tea.
Thanks for always supporting me and being a wonderful example of a true renaissance man.
XOXO Maran
P.S. "Audry" is spelled Audrey :)

Donna Boucher said...

What a charming poem!!

Thank you,
Donna Glyman Boucher
Hillsdale Grad/Waterman resident/Homecoming Court Rep :)
1979

Friend to Melika Willoughby

Elliot Gaiser said...

Excellent excellent! It was a delight to read and an even greater delight to see you last weekend!

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