Mama told us lots of stories about
her life through out the years,
Some of them made us laugh, while other brought
She told us about her
daddy and how he died so very young,
I really think that's when her heartaches first begun.
said he was a railroad man and dearly loved the trains.
And after the day he died her mama was never quite the same.
told us granny Mae's headaches were so bad.
And to see her suffer with them so much, it made my mama sad.
baby brother was always sick so mama cared for him,
She did the cooking and cleaning and never had many friends.
She always dreamed of
growing up and being a wife and mom.
she did and she loved us all and on her we could depend upon.
years ago my mama died and went to her heavenly home,
But before she did she raised us all, to stand up on our own.
Although she may
not be with us in body still today.
Woven deep inside our hearts, is where she’ll forever stay.
by Gloria Collins 2/7/04