Sunday, October 25, 2015

Poem Written by My Maternal Grandmother Doris

A short time ago, I accidentally stumbled upon a little poem written by my mother's mother, Doris Wheeler, about 1919.

It was in a vintage scrapbook now housed at the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center, on page that was entitled "Stunts and Jokes."

It read:

Doris sat upon the sand
Eating candy kisses
A young man came along and said
Why how are you there misses.

Doris Wheeler

My grandmother died in 1943, when my mother Joyce was only eleven years old. What a treasure to come across this poem that she wrote so long ago. My mother, Uncle Tom, and my brother are all known to have written poetry. Perhaps it just runs in the family!


Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

I hope you submit this post to Bill West's 7th Annual Genealogy Poetry Challenge!

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks Heather!