Tag: Poetry

“Baby Sue” by Ruth McMillin

Here is another poetic treasure I’m sharing by our Granny’s oldest sister, Ruth. Check out her other poems here: “Breaking Day” and “Family Reunion”. “Baby Sue*” by Ruth McMillin Baby Sue at the age of one A life of her own had begun. Baby Sue at the age of two Had long blonde curls and eyes of blue.…

Lucy Dee Wright – On this date in 1911

On this date the 28th of April in 1911, our maternal grandmother, Lucy Dee Wright was born in Manifest, Louisiana to John E. Wright and Grace Claudia Pierce. She was the sixth of 9 children.* She married John Alvis LaPrarie and they had 3 children, John Louis LaPrarie, James Alvis LaPrarie, and our mom Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams. AKA: Granny, Dee, Mama Dee,…

An Ode – Life Before My Smartphone

I went to sleep without you in my hand. I watched the news more and called a friend. I read a book when powdering my nose. I had more time to pray for others’ woes. I communicated more than 140 characters. I used an answering machine to avoid telemarketers. I didn’t care if someone liked,…

“Family Reunion” by Ruth McMillin

I’m sharing a delightful poem from the cookbook by Pisgah Baptist Church’s Our Cherished Recipes, 1991 written by my Granny’s oldest sister, Ruth. This cookbook means the world to me, not only because of my relatives’ recipes are inside, but it was published and dedicated in memory of many of our deceased loved ones, particularly my…

“Breaking Day” by Ruth McMillin

Our maternal great aunt Ruth McMillin was a writer of poetry and had several published. Here is one she shared in her church’s cookbook Pisgah Baptist Church, Manifest, Louisiana – Our Cherished Recipes, 1991 Breaking of Day As I sit and sip my coffee So early in the morning God’s creatures are  awakening A new day…

Lady Seafarer

In honor of my mother’s birthday, November 15th, I am sharing one of my poems inspired by her. Lady Seafarer There was a lady who loved the sea She longed the ocean to be her home Fore there was no where else to be To ride the waves , star shone. For now only men…

Nelda Grace

She glides through the home making sure all is in order; The pantry is stocked, the bills are paid and in the recorder. She prepares her meals several hours ahead; And instructs each child how to make their bed. She often overlooks her own personal need; To attend to a child’s cry or plea. She…