The one daughter and six sons
Made you so happy and proud
I’m glad you had that feeling dear
And told me so aloud.
The days and nights are lonely
And I’m often very blue
Then ‘tis wonderful to know I have them
For they are part of You!
It is my fondest hope
That as the years go on
I will see more and more of you
In every single son.
Notwithstanding the daughter
Who is a part of you too
She has traits as honorable
Has been tried, and is true blue.
Margaret Baumgarten was a school teacher, a mother, and a farm wife in rural Wisconsin through the middle of the 20th Century. She was also a poet, a storyteller, a writer, and my grandmother. Each Sunday I share one of her works.
Photo: "Hancock homestead. Settler from Benson, Minn." By Lubkin