A Dear Mum and Grandma (80 – 100 years)

Heading off to primary school then secondary or grammar, at break time 
  in the playground laughing, having fun,
a mother and grandma is first a little girl, child, teenager, 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.

The distinctive sound of the milkman’s horse and cart filled with silver 
    milk churns echoes along the street early each morn,
the baker’s shop window with domed loaves, tempting cakes, the smell 
of warm yeasty bread emanating soon after dawn,
a woven wicker basket carries a bar of Fry’s chocolate from the
 greengrocer alongside colourful jars and cans,
the white aproned butcher serves from behind a long glass counter, 
waiting patiently outside a smart navy delivery van.

Wearing a blue polka dot sweetheart dress and smart pillbox hat
      with feathers to a Saturday night dance,
the wooden wireless with a lit numerical dial and decorative speaker 
plays the same songs, purely by chance,
Bing Crosby’s smooth dulcet tones play alongside the swinging upbeat
 songs of Glenn Miller’s big band sound,
the quality far superior to the wind up gramophone with it’s crackling 
records, the large speaker horn petal shaped and round.

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 all deeply cared.

Beloved Mum and Grandma  Jane Farthing 1929 – 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.
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