When Grandma heard the words,
"'Til death do us part,"
She surely let them sink down deep into her
And, when Grandpa was dead and gone,
She lost the desire to live on!
Grandma and Grandpa had a "passel of kids "
Friend, my Grandma's life on Earth was anything
But, through it all her spirit remained strong,
And Grandma always seemed to have a song!
When she sang about "The Pearly White City, "
To a young lad's ears it sounded mighty pretty!
And Ah yes, I always loved the way,
She sang "The Unclouded Day!"
Then, when Grandma sang "Fifty Miles of Elbow
It certainly seemed to dispel the gloom!
Sometimes Grandma might slip a little boy a
piece of money,
Or tell a story we both thought was funny!
After all these years I remember well,
My interest in the stories she would tell!
Each Summer I looked forward to spending a week,
At my Grandma's house near Johnson Creek!
At Christmas when Grandma's shopping was all
Everybody had a gift including each
granddaughter and grandson!
Grandma was plagued with diabetes the latter
part of her life.
But, she remained a loving Grandmother, Mother,
Even when she lost a leg she didn't just sit
She cooked and kept house from a wheelchair.
At the end of her life when diabetes had taken
God's angels came and bore away my Grandma's
Friend, my Grandma had so filled my heart with
That even now I have precious memories of when I
was a boy!
Did she make a positive impression on me?
Yes Sir! Yes Ma'am!
You see, Grandma helped make me the caring
person that I am!
Robert F. Dotson © 2009