Barbara Bamford

Barbara Louise Bamford died on Jan. 2, 2013, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.

She was born on Feb. 9, 1924, in Chicago Heights, Illinois.

These are the things I know and love

The early call of the mourning dove.

The first sweet smell of midsummer rain

The wide clear view of a rolling plain.

The silvery glimmer of pale moonlight-

That helps relieve the burden of night.

To see Orion in Winter’s sky

To see a fast falling star pass by.

To feel the crispness of winter air-

To have soft snow fall in your hair.

These simple things are sent from above,

These are the things I know and love.

By Barbara (1942)

No services are being held. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.