Bob Alexander Howse- 1879-1961
His famous Metis heritage Bob knew well-
Howse Peak, Pass, River- his heart did swell.
grandfather Joseph Howse earned fame
descendents were now part of the frame.
True to his
Metis culture and charm he was
dance and merriment just because
jolly ways he shared with others
he had he shared with another.
ranch kept Bob busy day-by-day
horses and chickens needing hay.
animals was challenging hard work
important duties he would never shirk.
in life were his horses, family say
my constant companion every day.
beauty, style and temperament you see-
captivating and allow me to feel free.
Carol Howard Vulliamy- 2009