Sometimes long ago memories
Come forth in my mind
Those times our family gathered around a fire
Were moments of a special kind.
Grandpa was always telling us
Tales how far he walked to school
While grandma usually gave him looks
Like he was a silly old fool..
Then Mom telling Sister and Me
That it was dishwashing time
And Sister usually saying she'd wash if I'd dry
My smiling and saying that would be fine...
I still enjoy watching a wood fire burning
And listening to the crackling wood
While reliving those long ago times
I would love to visit again_if I could....
Regretfully_ I can't.....
Ralph L. Clark © 2000