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Ode to Ethel May (an impression while loving) 12/13/2016

Posted on: December 13, 2016

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ODE TO ETHEL MAY

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My grandmother died on a cold winter day
I am left here with feelings that I want to say
But without an adequate method

There was something about her that defies a description
She transcended her station with robust discipline
An incandescent beauty that shone

She loved her family with a loyalty strong
And would laugh ’till she cried when a joke came along
Integrity, one of her assets

She didn’t reach out to express her emotion
For her such a thing would cause too much commotion
But still, her still waters were deep

Her middle name May, her first name was Ethel
And I’m here to tell you she was sure something special
Even if my poor words can’t say why

(12/13/2016)

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The memorial card I made for my grandmother’s funeral:
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This card includes pictures, thoughts, and beloved family recipes, including for Gram’s homemade chicken and noodles, cranberry pudding, and pecan pie.

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