A verse from Taid to his grandchildren
December 2, 2013
It is three years ago today that my dad died. I have blogged of him often and we miss him still. He loved people and would take every opportunity to find interesting people with views to share. He thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren as he was retired for nearly the whole of their childhood so had the time to appreciate them. Nearly as much as hubby and I appreciated having them looked after so we could go off for a night!
Here is a poem he wrote as he awaited their arrival.
The Ealing Three (undated)
Natalie, Georgina and Michael
Are coming to Knighton quite soon
So Grandma, I just have to tell you
Is not surprisingly over the moon.
She’s thrilled by the thought of their coming
Here excitement is shown in her eyes
They’re flashing and sparkling and flickering
Like all the bright stars in the skies.
It’s easy to think that there’s nothing
That makes her so happy and glad
Than the prospects of visits to Knighton
Of two special girls and a lad.
Her joy is quite truly unbounded
She just can’t wait for the day
When three jolly Clarkes from the Avenue
Come to Cae Ceri to stay.
Though there’s work to be done for the visit
It is done with great gladness and glee
So she sings as she dusts and she tidies
With no stopping for coffee or tea.
The baking and the cooking’s a wonder
There are biscuits in tins by the score
And as for the soups and the jellies,
They’re of flavours she knows they adore.
Since all is now finished and ready
For the Clarkettes she waits to arrive,
Their Grandma is waiting to greet them
At the foot of Cae Ceri drive.
She sits there all day and the evening
By the light of the sun or the moon
And Taid who is starving and hungry
Is hoping they’ll com fairly soon!!