While on the subject of great grandma,
let me share another few;
Though many were writ ages back
some reemerge as new.
And why might they be worth a read?
Because they still ring true!
To Be Old
This, then, is to be old: To take
out once again the dreams that long
and long were cherished, and to find
desire of them still sweet and strong;
But realizing now in peace,
or bitterness, that no endeavor
can bring them true; to lay them by,
knowing, this time, it is forever.
(c) Clara Aiken Speer
(c) Janine Clark-Barry