My Nan

It’s funny how some memories are forever etched into your mind,
Yet others which you so desperately want to remember just won’t come

I can’t remember the trips to the parks or the holidays we once had
But I clearly hear your voice shouting “have you eaten dear?” “there’s biscuits over there”

I don’t remember our long walks but can see you running over the bridge as you didn’t like the traffic underneath,
It’s the quickest I’ve ever seen you move and for once you certainly weren’t moaning of your feet!

Cups of tea half drunk
Glasses lost….mainly left upon your head
Tins of biscuits, bags of chocolates, boiled sweets
Making sure we’d all been fed

Photos, knicknacks, ornaments
All on the fireplace
Collecting dust and piled high
But should one get moved out of place you’d know in the blink of an eye

Curtains twitching
People watching
Nattering and listening
The world goes by but you never missed a thing

Making friends wherever you went
Talking till our ears were spent

Colourful Cardi’s, socks and slippers
Lost bags, keys and tv controllers
Turn it up now turn it down
Thanks for coming here’s a pound

All these things are what made you you
we love and miss you

My Nan

I love you Nan

24.10.1930 – 28.03.2018

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12 thoughts on “My Nan

  1. I am sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful post and a great way to pay tribute to your Nan. She sounds like a lovely lady, cherishing the beautiful moments you spent with her is amazing.

  2. This is such a beautiful post. I lost my grandfather in January and with today being his birthday and having just gotten back from the cemetery to visit him, this has struck a chord with me. I’m so sorry for your lost, but cherishing these beautiful memories with your lovely nan are things you’ll remember forever. <3 You're the one who will keep her memory alive and strong with the next generation.

  3. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like you have so many great memories to hold on to and your nan sounds like a lovely lady indeed.

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