Sorry for the late post. I'm helping my dad install hardwood floors in my bedroom, and I had to take my car in this morning to get a recall fixed. Enough said.
There's a lot of things
I remember about your house.
You wore a green sweater
And Grammy wore a red one.
You drank from a green plastic cup
And Grammy drank from a red one.
The rocking chair in the corner,
I remember being rocked in it.
Grammy sang "Jesus Loves Me"
And carried me to the back bedroom.
She set me in the wooden crib,
Under the Precious Moments stickers on the wall.
The toy cars and the dollhouse,
I remember playing with them.
You would read about squirrel twins
And Grammy would read about dogs.
You would win a game of Solitaire
And invite me to watch the cards bounce.
The clock hanging on the wall,
I remember listening to it.
Every evening you would wind it
So it would keep working.
That's what your house sounded like,
The comforting tick-tock of that pendulum clock.
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.