Ms. Mavis Maynard Hello Renaissance Lady You remember me It's Sam. I am ... your first Gran'. Who you understood Always underfoot In the kitchen while you cooked The garden while you planted Veggies and greens and connections and directions Thoughts and ideas Under ... your protective wings ... watchful eye, but free to fly I remember you Making us laugh like crazy Always creating Drawing portraits on request Helping me learn ... alphabet And you'd let me eat under the table because that was exactly ... Where I loved to sit. With bowl on chair and bottom on floor Do you still love me The person I've grown to be (response) Yes! Absolutely
My grandmother was a magnificent individual. She was a shoemaker; I remember her making clogs. She was an artist, a songwriter, a chef – I remember going with her to catering jobs, and I’d be under the counter while she sold the food. (even now I like to sit under my desk or in my closet. I haven’t had a meal under the dining table recently).
I was around her all the time. She’d chase me to bed when she was up late cooking, but I wouldn’t want to go. We had baby chicks in one of the kitchen cupboards, I don’t know why she brought them inside, but they’d stay there for a while, then she’d let them loose in the backyard. If we had baby chicks in the kitchen, I’d play with them while she cooked.
I wish we had more time together but I believe she’d be proud of me! I love you Mimi!Sam – your first gran’