Sally Baker

She never had children of her own

But … informally adopted my dad

and two of his brothers when they

made their way to Texas to

seek their fortunes

By that time her only family

left was a nephew living

hundreds of miles away

Her name was really Sarah

but all who knew her called

her Sally

She was the grandmother I

never had and out of respect

she was always Mrs. Baker

or just Baker to me

In her old age with no family

at all, my Mom and Dad took

care of her

Upon her death bed, she told

my Mom this …

“Tell Roy Wilkins he won’t

have to smell my scorched

red beans any more.”

Roy was the local undertaker

and took care of her for her

final journey home with

the utmost respect

Gray hair perfectly coiffed

A slight smile on her lips

Pink cheeks and her ever-present

Cameo Brooch closing the

neck of her dress

She was loved by many

Missed by all and taught me

lessons I will never forget…

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

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