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  
    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 navy delivery van.

Wearing a new navy 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.

Cleaning out the ash and lighting the kitchen’s large black range  
ready for cooking, is the first job of the day,
arriving home from school and work, eating the meal together as 
a family, washing up, then the children going out to play.

On Monday’s heating the copper, using a Dolly tub, then winding 
the iron mangle gets the washing dry and clean,
high above, plugged in the ceiling’s single light socket, the wire 
of the electric iron with it’s silver metallic gleam.

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, never the slightest 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.

This poem can be altered to just mum or from we to I. 

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, by funeral directors and add a very personal accolade.

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Digital Download – 6 verses £11.95
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