First Birthday in Heaven

Today is Great Grandma’s first birthday in Heaven.

She was trying to teach me a poem called The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Click here to read the rest of the poem. Not there, here! Here is the part she was teaching me!

By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis,
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
Dark behind it rose the forest,
Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees,
Rose the firs with cones upon them;
Bright before it beat the water,
Beat the clear and sunny water,
Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.

I have not learned it yet, because it is a very very very long poem.

Great Grandma, Mark, Andrea, Audrey and Adrian This picture was Andrea’s 5th birthday. It was a Friday, we are going to dance. We would go and have lunch with Great Grandma. She would give us her dessert. Our favorite was Cherry Pie! We had fun!

Andrea said that for her birthday, Great Grandma is picking Golden flowers!

Happy Birthday Great Grandma!

One thought on “First Birthday in Heaven”

  1. Mark, This is so nice. I was going through some of Great-Grandmas things the other day and I found her very old book of Hiawatha. The pages are falling out. She used to read it to me when I was very small.


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