Vonda has written a number of poems... and what make them special, you would have to know this special lady and Otis. A genuine Southern Belle! She sent me this one, I hope you enjoy it!
This poem I wrote back in the 80`s to my Mom and Dad... This poem hung on
their wall until they pasted away. It now hangs in my house today.. It is a
treasure to me because it meant so much to Dad and Mom..
ON MY DADDY'S KNEE
Today I was reminded
of a time that's past and gone
A time that was so special
although it's been so long.
I remember in my childhood
while on my daddy's knee
In a straight-backed chair that was so old
and a story he told me.
He told me of a lady
he had met some time ago.
A lady that was so wonderful
and how he loved her so.
She was a special lady
so important to his life
I remember how he smiled that day
when he said she was his wife.
That lady is my mother
and daddy loves her still
And if they live to be one hundred
I know he always will.
I'm so grateful for the memories
of the good times I have had
Eleven kids in a big ole house
And a special mom and dad.
Vonda Jones, 1987
My Dad and Mom were very special people who had 12 kids and raised 11 of us.
Big farm and we all worked hard....
Dad and Mom, as of last September, have 143 descendants.... Plus some new
babies.... This does not include in-laws of kids and grandkids..
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