On His Retirement

North Shore poster boy

Poster from 1979-1980


As he comes to the end of a career,

Howard thinks back to the beginning

Of his Credit Union days, when winning

Wasn’t foremost on his mind, nor was fear

About the future: he’d a ship to steer

Right through the rough waters, with waves dinning

Drums of bank rates against North Shore’s spinning

Event of jumping off its safety pier.

Where would we be now without Howard’s keen

Eye for “flakes”, “drunks” and other non-payers?

Lest he forget, we must remind Howard

Of his undying faith in the unseen

Community of C.U. team players,

Kept on track by him who was no coward.


Sonnet XVII

July 26, 1984


North Shore name change


About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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