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Margaret Wyatt

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Written and recited by Julie Wyatt Smith

In memory of Margaret Wyatt

Born May 22, 1931, died April 3, 2004

MOM

She was a Mom and so much more

You knew you were always welcome at her door

I'm sure she touched your life in some special way

That is why you are all here today

Margaret was a Mother, a wife, a grandma and a friend

She was a very special lady even at the end

She was a lady we all knew

Who worked hard her whole life through

Coming to Kansas to farm with Dad

Now some of those days were good and some were bad

She never complained about things she never had

And taught us kids to find ways to be glad

Glad that we had each other and a strong family tree

To help out others and not worry about "me"

She took care of all who entered her door

Her house was your home and so much more

She worked on the farm and milked the cows

Raised five kids and even "Lowell" somehow

She drove tractor, irrigated and did the books (not sure what dad did)

But always had the meals ready and could she cook

We all remember her homemade bread

The smell of those loaves would just fill your head

And then of course your stomach too

Unless you were stuffed her job wasn't through

You always wanted Mom as your partner in cards

Beating her at any game was pretty hard

Of course she had to have her smokes

And always loved those Pollock jokes

The coffee pot was always on and a cup ready for you

She loved to set and hear what was new

She never tired of hearing us go on and on everyday

And would give us guidance to her own special way

When we were young that guidance had a different touch

And from it we all learned much

She was Mom and so much more

Yelling at us not to slam the porch door

Getting us up to help with chores

Of course she'd made us breakfast galore

There is much to remember about Mom and her love for us all

Loving her grandkids, each one, small, medium and tall

Letting them cut the crust off both ends of the bread

Listening to them and every word they said

She taught us all little things about life

And showed us how to be a Mom, a friend and a good wife

Mom has left us with memories and so much more

Lessons in life and love we can't ignore

She fought a tough battle until the end of her days

And rarely complained during those hospital stays

Finally her battle is through and she is able to rest

And though we miss her we know it is for the best

She was my Mom and so much more

There is no one here she did not adore

She had a heart of unending love

And now she is loving us from above