This is a really sweet dedication. I've written a few of these and I always enjoy them. Putting pen to paper and thinking about them and the world you share is time well spent. Remember the special times always.
Kate, it looks like you need to correct a few of the symbols that occur when pasting a poem onto the site.
this is beautiful but there's an error in some stanzas.
please edit these stanzas for the readers...
"Through thick and thin you taultÃƒï¿½Ã‚ me
The way a teacher should
You showed me how to get stuff done
The way that Edna would
You were always very helpful
Never snappy or unkind
You (change this tault->taught) tault me to crack on with it
and how to never mind
The wrinkled duvets wonky towels
And the pillows all askew
You'dÃƒï¿½Ã‚ say to me"
Ãƒï¿½Ã‚ 'stop faffing now' and
Ãƒï¿½Ã‚ 'C'mon Kate...that'll do! "