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Grandma’s House

Inside these walls a lot has happened,

Memories that aren’t just for me!

The echoes of a family, the generations, the years.

As a child these walls to me were home, I remember the words

Going home for the week”

To visit the family, rest, laugh and cry.

I never lived in that house, although I stayed over a lot

If a place could hold the meaning of love this is it.

For marriages, christenings and funerals alike,

we’ve congregated, celebrated and mourned

We’d take out the old, and bring in the new,

eat mushy peas and mint sauce as the years passed.

The women in the kitchen, the men in the room, the kids mingling and being told to move

The dogs that always got special treats, even though no dog had lived there!

Now those walls sit empty

Not one of us want to let go

But what are walls without the people that make them?

Grandma’s House

It’s not the same without Grandma, life and age have meant that she’s with us in our homes.

No matter what happens from here, when the time comes I pray the echo’s of the years and generations shout through

And I hope the same joy is blessed on the next family

Look after it and it will look after you!

xxx

 

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May 15, 2010 - Posted by | Home | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. such lovely thoughts, and I am proud you feel like you do,

    Comment by Caroline | May 16, 2010 | Reply

  2. That’s a really lovely piece of writing and echos so much of my own feelings for my own grandparents who sadly are all very long gone! They are so special aren’t they, thank you for sharing this with us xx

    Comment by MummyMatters | May 17, 2010 | Reply


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