In Grandma’s eyes is where I see

The happiest of memories

This woman who loved me so

Had the greatest heart to show


The caring, loving, little things

The pulling at your apron strings

Every need for your attention

Never felt like a distraction


You could stretch every penny far

Cupboards filled with mason jars

Hand-rolled dough to make a pie

Better than one could ever buy


Plain gingham dress of every day

A little Dutch in the words you say

Your laugh when something tickled

And those bread and butter pickles


Scrapple, pot pie, and apple butter

Kitchen skills like no other

The garden where you would kneel

Your strength put into every meal


Of grandkids, you would always boast

But I am sure it’s me you loved the most

You, the caring I always knew

I hope you know, I loved you too




24 Responses to “Freda”
  1. What an absolutely true and vivid description of Grandma! She adored us and comforted us in ways only a grandmother could. For me, she truly defined the words “angels among us” and “unconditional love”. I miss her terribly!

  2. Reblogged this on Ramblings and Ruminations and commented:
    This was written by my brother in tribute to our maternal grandmother. It is an accurately true and vivid description of the angel on earth that she was!

  3. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Beautiful beyond compare Brad! Sounds like my grandma as well, whom I will never forget and whom I remember everyday! Thank you for such a lovely tribute. I am sure she knows you love her very much!

  4. yassy says:

    Poignant .. fond memories shared. Thanks.

  5. Beautiful. What a heart full of love you have, Brad. May it stay like this forever πŸ’•πŸŒΉ

  6. Jim Borden says:

    I’m sure you were her favorite! brought back good memories of a simpler time. I liked seeing the shout out to scrapple…

  7. kristianw84 says:

    Aww. What a sweet tribute to your grandmother. I’m sure her spirit is smiling with pride at the man you’ve become. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

  8. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so sweet. It immediately took me into my grandmas kitchen remembering her hands as she rolled dough for biscuits. Beautiful Brad. I am guessing this pulled a lot of heartstrings.

    Truly lovely work. Have a blessed day my friend. Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      It did seem to elicit some fond memories for most readers. Thank you, Jonikins! πŸ’–

      • jonicaggiano says:

        My pleasure Brad. It did bring back some very sweet memories of my childhood and I don’t have many so it was a real treat for me. Thanks Brad – great writing too. Have a great Monday my friend. Love Joni πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸ’–

  9. Sweet words for someone you dearly love. I hope you’re able to read this to your grandma… πŸ™‚

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