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"There is a destiny that makes men brothers: 

None goes his way alone;
All that we send into the lives of others: 

Comes back into our own.

 

~Edwin Markham (1852-1940)

 

 


Poems by Mildred J. Douglass (1908-1988)

My Mother-in-Law*   [*her name was Kearsarge Brown Douglass (1867-1938)]

 

My thoughts stray down Memories Lane

I see her now as a picture in a frame

Her hair as white as new fallen snow

Her smile for all warmed one with it's glow.

 

It seemed she always had a smile on her face

And she walked with a quiet genteel grace

Her hands were old and winkled with care

But how gently they felt when she brushed back my hair.

 

You were graciously welcomed when you entered her home

How oft' thru the years my thoughts back to her do roam

It has been many years since she passed away

But in my head memories of her linger still.

 

To the girls my sons have married I've tried to be

Considerate, loving and kind as she was to me

She loved the children and held them on her knee

And smiled, oh, so gently when they laughed with glee.

 

She sat there in her old rocker and rocked to and fro

As we gathered around the piano and sang the hymns she loved so

And we sang her favorite "I Walked in the Garden Alone"

On her face, peace and contentment shone.

 

Although she is gone we never feel alone

For Memories of her in our thoughts ever roam

Her smiles will forever with us stay

For we'll never forget all the happy days.

 

--- 1963 by Mildred J. Douglass


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