Oldest Citizen of Grant Co.,
Passes Away at Home in Dayville.
REACHES RIPE OLD AGE.
You met the daily challenge fearlessly;
You never pulled life's threads impatiently;
You smoothed them out for others
and for me, My Mother.
The faults of folks, your eyes refused to see;
You trusted them, that trust all magically,
Makes them live up to what
they long to be, My Mother.
You were so wise, My Mother
Unfettered by barriers life may rear;
You moved as if to music, high and clear;
And where you are, is comfort and good cheer,
If I am brave, My Mother,
Or kind or wise as down life's way I go
It will be that I but reflect the glow
That fills my heart, O, dearest
heart I know, My mother