She'd laugh for ten minutes
Before telling you what was so funny.
My goodness! I do that, too!

She'd tell all the embarrassing things I'd done
And make others laugh.
It's funny, I tell those things on myself
Just to give folks a laugh, too.

For her, the hours of 2 to 4 p.m. were for her soaps.
For me, 2 to 4 is my best computer time!

She loved books on pioneers
And the trials and struggles they came through.
Me? I enjoy a good mystery,
Trying to figure out who done it!

In the early afternoon she'd sit quietly
Reading her Bible and praying.
My time to do this is early morning.
I get the same joy.

She'd make the most beautiful quilts
To gift to family and friends.
I fool with paper, plastic canvas, or yarn
Giving the creations away as well.

I learned she led the singing
In an old country church.
Guess what? I lead the singing
In a new country church!

All those years I thought we didn't have much in common
And we were so alike.

She's been gone a long time now..
....And I miss her.
But when I see myself in the mirror
I also see her....
...And it makes me smile.

Happy Mother's Day, Mommy.

Jane Ellen SloneŠ



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