Grandma was grilled cheese sandwiches
And freshly sliced tomatoes.
She was a half glass of milk
And eating her bananas was a no-no.
Grandma was chocolate pudding fresh on the stove
And chocolate chip cookies in the oven.
She never seemed affectionate,
But was full of so much lovin’.
Grandma was Shirley Temple movies
And lots of board games.
She knew every single card game,
Even if not all their names.
Grandma was Disney movies on the big screen
At the local movie theatres,
Always eating all of my popcorn,
And never let me treat her.
Grandma never let me climb her trees,
But I blew bubbles in the back yard.
She never seemed to discipline me,
On my best behavior I worked hard.
Grandma was walks in the cemetery
Or around her condo’s block.
She would tell me lots of stories.
I loved to hear her talk.
Grandma was Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy
And Wimbledon with Federer.
Never interrupt her TV time!
All of us knew better.
Grandma was an avid reader.
She even dabbled as a writer.
My whole life’s aspiration has been
To be just like her.