MW Douglass - Houston (Harris County) Texas
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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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