When I was but a very Young girl
about the age of ten or so,
Grandma from Missouri came to visit
and to the movies we would go.
She always carried a big black purse,
wore a flowed hat and sparkled earrings
She would always let me help her unpack
and I got to touch and see her pretty things.
My mom was very strict, no make up
not even in play
made me wipe my face clean
or to home I would have to stay.
we dropped mother off to work
and I sat in the back with grandma my best buddy
I suppose to some
she was just an old fuddy duddy.
Daddy dropped us off and we began to walk
toward the entrance to get in
Restless, I hopped from one foot to the other
Grandma said, "Honey, lets pretend."
Here put on my special earrings
that will make you all grown up today
Boy grandma was just the best,
now she really knew how to play.,
This many decades later
and grandma's been in heaven for many years
When I see, that movie,
or sparkled beaded earrings I can fill up with tears
every little girl should have days
that in remembering brings a smile to her face
how very special she surely was
in that long ago never to be forgotten place
for me a pair of glittered earrings
she left just for me
when grandma came to visit
and love was her specialty.
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Her name was Minnie Anna from Hannibal, Missouri
The sweetest grandmother in the whole world.
She passed away at the age of seventy six, in 1967.
When I was a kid, children never had their ears pierced
Like they do today. Almost every grandmother wore
Black practical shoes, corsets, carried big black purses
And frilly hankies and would never leave the house
Without a hat. She was a lady, my special lady,
And love for me was her specialty
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