70 Years ago
amidst my birthday cheers and hollers,
My memiere and pepiere
gave me 50 dollars.
I wanted to save my money
and keep it for a rainy day.
So my mom and dad
brought me to the GFA.
I walked in to the main branch
and was treated like I was royal.
Everyone working at the credit union
was friendly, smiling, and loyal.
I opened up my first account-
the experience was the best.
I learned at a very young age
this was the best place to invest.
Over the years and several visits
I learned something new.
Leaving my money in a safe place,
I watched it as it grew.
Sixteen years old and a license
I wanted to go far.
I returned to my home town credit union
to get a loan for a new car.
Leaving the dealership that day,
a teenager, I felt great.
My monthly payments were very low,
GFA gave me a great rate.
My next venture was off to college
an education I wouldn't miss.
Tuition was a lot of money--
How would I pay for this?
Back to the GFA I went,
a college loan was a must.
This is the only place to go
the loan department I could trust.
It's hard to believe that time has passed
a new career and challenges to face.
As a recently married young man,
I want to buy my first place.
First time homebuyers, mortgage rates
and some very sound advice.
Back to the main branch on Parker Street
where everyone is always so nice.
I looked at many houses
one stood out and struck a chord.
I settled in on a final offer,
of which my pre-approval said I could afford.
We bought the house with trepidation
anxiety and some fears.
It's hard to believe I own this place.
Paid off in a quick 30 years.
My wife and I have grown old
It's time to slow down and rest
Thankfully I've always gone to GFA
with my money to invest.
401Ks, financial planning,
my account kept getting higher.
Because all of your prudent advice-
I am fully prepared to retire.
The GFA has been with me
from my beginning until my end
It is more than a neighborhood institution
It is truly a blessing and a friend.
So my life has come full circle
and I have been smart with every dollar.
Nothing makes this new pepiere happier
Than giving my new grandson 50 dollars.
My husband and I became members of the "Credit Union" in the early 1970's. We were blessed with a son early in our marriage and we thought there was nothing more prestigious than being a member of the "Credit Union" and saving for our future. We thought our $50.00 per month savings was going to be our retirement. Seven years later we were blessed with a daughter. Our precious little girl was born with a cleft lip, but by the grace of God and our "Credit Union" savings we were able to afford her surgeries. Because we were afraid that society would not accept her and see her beauty as her parents and family did, we began getting her involved in everything we could to help her develop into a very independent and talented young lady. We had to get loans to help defray the expenses and would not have been able to afford our children’s' college without the help and guidance of our "Credit Union". John and I continue to use the "Credit Union" now "Robins Federal Credit Union" as our banking institute and are not monetarily rich but richly blessed!