H.H. Hunter
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August 13, 2012
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Ode to Oliver

TAHOE, Calif. — Oliver was a man of the lake.

He always gave, he would never take.

He loved all things, in this blessed place.

There were hard times, he had to face.

His parents and brothers made the lake their space.

They were here before most everyone.

The winters were hard, very little sun.

In days past the lake wasn’t fun.

Oliver and Charles shoveled sand into trucks.

So they could attend U.N.R., they had to make

A few bucks.

Oliver was an engineer, he made things to last.

He didn’t want anything he built,

That couldn’t stand fast.

He was a man before his time.

He had foresight, that shouldn’t be a crime.

Now that he is gone, people wish he was here,

He was a valuable asset, for friends that were dear.

He has left us for a better place.

No one else can fill his space.

I hope his legend will linger on.

His life on earth was an interesting song.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 13, 2012 01:57PM Published Aug 13, 2012 01:55PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.