A favorite and dear aunt passed away recently, preceded by a son and her husband. Her remaining three sons selected a lovely poem for the pamphlet at the funeral home. I thought it said a lot about what kind of mom she was they they chose it.
Thanks to my cousin Diana, I have great family photos!
So this is for my Uncle Bid and Aunt Edith:
Makers of Memories
Listen mothers -- and fathers too:
Say, has it ever occured to you
that in your homes from day to day,
you are making memories to give away?
You are making memories, good or bad
for the little girl and the little lad.
And the memories they carry
when later they roam
will be the measure of your home.
A lovely memory you make today
may bless them on their future way.
A game, a book you read, a springtime walk;
A smile a reverent prayer, a friendly talk.
And boys and girls, do you know that you
are daily making memories too?
When you are grown and gone away,
there in the home your memories stay.
Mother, father, with time to spare
will recall the days when you were there.
And blessed are the mother and father who
in memory find you good and true.
Mothers, fathers, daughters and sons,
Oh make those memories happy ones;
For in your homes from day to day
some kind of memories you're giving away.
Fannie Richards Davis