When we were kids we loved to look
Into Mom's treasured photo book.
A beautiful young lady in a swimsuit we'd see
And were very surprised who she turned out to be.
We thought for sure she was a movie star,
But better yet...she was our Mother from years afar.
She was more beautiful than Elizabeth Taylor,
This pretty young girl...who married a sailor.
They moved from California to a farm in Nebraska,
I'm not sure she liked it, but go ahead and ask her.
When it came to Love and Romance she rarely spoke,
But ask about her cherished memories...they're not hard to evoke.
She taught me to cook, to clean, and to sew,
While she taught me to be positive and my cheerful side to show.
She patiently answered all my questions i was curious to know,
And she taught me about a family garden i was destined to grow.
Now that she is getting older and wisdom surrounds her,
All four of her children say...she is our greatest treasure!!
So as i write these words, they're not really meant to flatter,
But simply to express how much i do tenderly love her.