Granny was meticulous where household chores were concerned
Take for instance the mundane job of freshening beds
Each day mattresses would have to be turned
Sheets, pressed by hand, never ironed
Pillow cases changed
If the corners were not tucked in properly
The whole process of bed making would have to be
Carried out again and again.
When we questioned this with –
Sure the beds are going to be tossed again tonight
Her reply never changed
Her mantra was
If something is not worth doing right
Then it is not worth doing at all.
This advice stood us in good stead
As we grew into adulthood.
We so looked forward to those blissful times
Holidays in the country with granny.
We believed she was the only person in the whole world
Who could tell stories
She amazed us with tales from the old days
We would lie in bed out loud thinking
Granny must be so old?
Also we would sit for hours in bright sunshine
Watch as she readied her plot
Sowed seeds and young plants which graced her table
Both with fresh flowers and vegetables.
Just part of granny’s life story.
Treasures to hold on to.
(c) Chris Black 2017.