A Dear Mum and Grandma (60 – 80 years)

Heading off to primary school then secondary or grammar, at breaks 
      in the playground laughing, having fun,
  a grandma is first a little girl, child, teenager and then young adult, 
long before becoming a mum,
a lifetime of marriage and children imparts experience and knowledge, 
leading to a wealth of respected wisdom,
sharing treasured stories of family history, humorous anecdotes and 
memories about great grandad and mum.

 Chuck Berry’s lively rock and roll then the contemporary sound of the 
Beatles, also known as The Fab Four,
listening on a Sunday evening to the Top 20 on a pocket sized silver
 transistor radio, wishing there was more, 
wearing a fashionable white mini dress in a modern geometric patten 
with knee high shiny black patent boots,
going to a local dance on a scooter with a Mod wearing desert boots   
 and a green Parka, underneath a smart suit.   

Watching the rented television, the v shaped aerial and different sized 
 dials with a screen in silver grey,
going to a park with an audio tape recorder after saving your favourite 
songs then enjoying hearing them play,
walking around a local Woolworths at the weekend with a friend, to buy
a lipstick that matches your new coat,
talking about the new pirate radio station in the news that comes from 
the North Sea, the DJs aboard a large boat.

As a small child you taught me to tie my laces, picked me up and gave 
me a gentle hug when I fell down,
answered hundreds of questions with patient answers and sunshine in 
your smile, very rarely a slight frown,
the special maternal all encompassing love built on a lifetime of giving
and caring, which we all shared,
we are honoured to have had such a wonderful much loved 
   mum and grandma for whom we deeply cared.

Beloved Mum and Grandma  Jane Farthing 1939 – 2017

A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, celebrating the loved one’s life, marriage, children and grand children.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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