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Grand-daddy Welcomes His Daughters: A Poem

Updated on March 21, 2012
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Grand-daddy was what we called him

An important man to us all

His sense of humor was special

He was a giant to me, so tall.


Fishing and cards were his hobbies

Weekends were made for play

The little cabin in the woods

Is where the family stayed.


Giggles and stories filled the rafters

Grand-daddy smiled all the time

His generous nature was his best trait

He would give you his last dime.


Long gone now for many years

He welcomed his girls to his side

They laugh in Heaven, this I know

on beautiful clouds they ride.


I miss them but they’re all together

Laughter on the winds that blow

Father and daughters holding hands

Safe in God’s warm glow.


©LMY 3.21.2012


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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      ImKarn23, thanks! They sold that old cabin back in the 90s and I wish I could have kept it! I miss that place!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Your grandfather sounds like a grand man - and the cabin in the woods a beautiful place for a family to be a family. Lucky you! voting it where it belongs!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Gypsy, thanks!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just lovely voted up and awesome! Great tribute.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Capedium, thank you! I always appreciate your kind words!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Michele, I'm glad this jogged your memory! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      sandrabusby, that photo was probably taken in Paris, TN. That's where the cabin was. I remember going across a large, two-lane bridge on our way to the cabin and my grandfather would hit the side of the bridge every time! That's probably why I hate bridges now!

      Thanks for the comment!

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      LOVELY AND WELL WRITTEN!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      That was wonderful! You helped me remember things I have not thought of for years. Thank you so much for writing this. It is fantastic.

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Grand-daddy's are such treasures and kind of rare in my family. I just noticed we are both Southerners; the picture has such a familiar feel for me. Thanks for SHARING. Sandra Busby

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      TheLastBabyBoomer, thank you! I love your HubPage name and the photo!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Diana Lee, thank you so much!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Bill, thanks! I don't even know what my mind is thinking! Who knows what it'll come up with today!

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      Deborah Turner 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona

      Beautiful visualization, I love those old family memories growing up.

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      Diana L Pierce 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Beautiful poetry and warm memories seem to go well together. Good hub. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was lovely my dear! My grandparents were too old to take me fishing or any other activity so I missed out on that. Great memories you have and a wonderful poem to remember them by. Always a pleasure to drop by and see what you have concocted in that mind of yours. :)