Granny with great-grandchildren Tina and Matt
Years ago, a couple showed up at Mama & Daddy's house. Clifford and Louise were actually relatives I'd never met. Louise was my Granny's niece and I remember her playing piano and them both singing old hymns like it was yesterday. I've stayed in contact with Clifford - he's so lonely after Louise's passing, but tries to keep on going by staying up to date with friends and relatives with his computer.
I received an email from him last week that showed a side I'd not known:
Hi Bunny and David.His love of my family really touched me. The poem may not mean much to my readers, but it sure brought back memories of a grandmother I so loved and to have him mention my mother and daddy - just so sweet!
Surprise! I was looking thru some. old papers and found this poem. I wrote it in 1980. About my favorite Aunt. I thought you would like it. I kept telling my Louise about her. And we finally went to Georgia to see them.and Louise said I was telling the truth. She also loved Aunt Irene as much as I did. One time when we went there in 1980 I wrote this poem. I hope it comes alright. Let me know if it did. Sometimes these computers don't do what we tell them. And my computer misspells a lot of words ? Any way God bless the memory I have of your family.
Love you Cliff
Cliff sent the poem as a jpeg, so you'll have to click the pic to enlarge it to make it readable.