My grandpa – minister turned farmer
didn't go to church, said his deafness
prevented his getting much from it
but grama loved all meetings she had
a willing escort in Mr. Griffeths a
long-time employee until Mr. G
started courting Josie grama's
helper with all the big housework
grama lost her driver into town
events – my big sister recalls josie
saying with shining middle-age face
"Joan today is my wedding day!"
but I recall grama saying with an
emphatic sniff, "He doesn't love her
he just wants a housekeeper!"

2021 Jacqueline Jackson

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