Grandmother Brown

Some people are appreciated while they're here,
bands play and crowds cheer

For grandmother the limelight didn't shine,
If you were to ask her she'd say that's just fine

Hers was a simpler life, so I'm told
By the time I was born she was 61 years old

The usual birthday parties we gave 70, 80 even 90 if I recall
But oh if she had just made it to 100 we'd had a ball

But as I reflect on these years the trouble seems to be
We should have had a big one when she turned 81,82, or 83

Now that she's gone appreciation we cannot show
But in my heart there're a few things I know

Grandmother was more than cornbread, biscuits & bacon in a pan
She loved me as a boy, and I loved her as a man

One day soon, as time passes by
We'll both have a party as we meet in the sky

Tim Albritton