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So many times I've seen my mother,
Sit and sew at night.
She always made our clothes,
And they fit us all just right.
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We could not afford the things that some had,
But we managed things just fine.
Daddy often worked at least two jobs,
But he never complained one time.
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Mother made them all,
Our dresses and undies too,
But we had more than some did,
Getting ahead back then was hard to do.
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She also pieced together quilts,
As beautiful as you could find,
It was a hobby of hers she loved,
And helped to ease her mind.
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It's important to keep ourselves busy,
As it will strengthen our minds,
And keep our thoughts from wondering,
On worries of all kinds.
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There was the time of depression,
No jobs then to be had,
Whatever work you could find,
Would make you awfully glad.
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The Government made some jobs,
It was called the WPA,
Not exactly the job you'd choose for sure,
But at least you got a little pay.
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They had cooking schools back then,
I can remember it lasted for an hour.
They'd draw a number and if you're lucky,
You'd win a sack of flour.
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I can't remember ever winning one,
But we went to every class.
Many still remember these times,
But many years have passed.
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We were taught to never waste a thing,
For some had less than we,
But we were abundantly blessed,
We had a roof over our head and food to eat.
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We should thank the Lord for our blessings,
And thank Him for our trials.
For with trials and tribulations,
It's just our faith being tried.
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Faye Reyenga 10 / 24 / 2008
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