Truly Scrumptious!

My dear mother passed away last week at the grand age of 87 and I have been inspired by all our talented poets in the Silversurfers community to write a poetic tribute myself.  Up until the weekend, I had never written a poem and I found it a cathartic experience.

My mum lived in a care home for many years sadly as she had dementia, and the poem helped me to remember a time before when she was my mum and I was her daughter, a role that sadly reversed these last few years.

My mum was one of life’s great feeders … a skill which I have also inherited and am now passing on to my three wonderful daughters.

Truly Scrumptious!

Coffee cake baked and iced with a swirl
Sunday roast ready with teatime sandwiches as well
Sweet draw filled up with goodies and chocs
Always made to feel welcome, when the door knocks

Spaghetti Bolognese, your signature dish
Always catering for everyone’s wish
Chicken ‘Carasole’, another delight
One of life’s great feeders, a welcome sight

Iced gem biscuits and roast chicken crisps
Ketchup from a plastic tomato, not to be missed!
Sausage rolls and mince pies made with passion
Crème Caramel, Melting Moments whatever was in fashion

Your culinary skills will stay in our minds
Your kind-hearted nature, hard elsewhere to find
No need for a recipe, or weighing things out
You instinctively knew without a doubt.

You filled us with food, you filled us with love,
Always there to care for us, nothing too much
A smile on your face, a warm happy glow
Grandchildren your passion, watching them grow

We have inherited your passion for caring for others
You have inspired a generation of loving fathers and mothers
We will cherish the recipe of love that you shared
And the special way that you showed us you cared.

RIP Grandma Mollie x

 

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Mother of three grown-up daughters I am the ultimate multi-tasker and am passionate about my role as Silversurfers Website Editor and Social Media Manager. Always on the lookout for all things that will interest and entertain our community. Fueling fun for the young at heart!

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Jayne5
27th May 2018
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Such a lovely memory to your Mum❤️ I know what your going through, lost my Mum 10 years ago now and not a day goes by when I don’t think of her❤️ Thinking of you and the family xxx
WendyW84
27th May 2018
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Loved your poem so very close to our own... Just lost mother to dementia was 85 and she fed anyone that came through the door ...she was definitely a feeder and as left me too with the same behaviour lol...but to have the whole family around the table eating and chatting is a wonderful trait xxxx
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So sorry for your loss too Wendy 🙁 Isn't it funny the traits that we inherit from our mums 🙂 Such a lovely thing to pass down through the generations 🙂
Veebee22
27th May 2018
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Lovely description of you mum
lfoster
27th May 2018
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So sorry for your loss. A mum's love is like no other. I really miss mine.

Really enjoyed this poem, made me smile.

Regards,
Lorraine
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Thank you Lorraine x
Bella14
27th May 2018
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Very lovely poem..reminds me of how our mum loved and cared for us too. Thank you. X
Lynnie
27th May 2018
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Lovely words for your dear Mum. My darling Mum was a hopeless cook and we always laughed with her meatballs like bullets. My dear grandmother taught me to cook and I take after her - having a small catering company for 20 years.
Miss and remember them both with so much love.
Kes
27th May 2018
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I am so very sorry for your loss Sally. You have written a heartfelt tribute to your wonderful mother who obviously had the perfect recipe for family life. The influence a mother makes on her children is immeasurable. Your own daughters will benefit and treasure that influence, just as you have. Thank you for sharing your truly scrumptious poem with us. Kx.
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Thank you Karen for your lovely words x
wallers2
27th May 2018
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Oh what memories that brings back! Cooking was my mother's passion too & she instilled it into her daughters. Thank you for so beautifully reviving those times.
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Thank you Susie. A mother's influence is incredible really. I am now a feeder and my daughters have inherited it from me too! X
Colenso48
25th May 2018
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Hi Sally
Great big hole in all of our hearts Will miss our dear wise old friend always.
Karen(hair)
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Thank you Karen .... and fior being there and caring .... always x
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25th May 2018
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Thank you jorid 🙂
Yodama
25th May 2018
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Very sorry for your sad loss Sally. On reading your lovely touching poem your mother was a wonderful warm woman. She left you so much to remember her by. xx
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Thank you Bridget 🙂
MrsPat
24th May 2018
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What a lovely poem Sally. Sad for your loss and your mother seemed like an angel. Hope you keep well and please keep up all your fabulous work on your amazing website which I really enjoy.

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