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I see him sitting by the radio
Ears cupped to hear the score
Won't wear his hearing aid
Says he doesn't need it any more

Grandma's watching television
(Lawrence Welk is on tonight)
They argued every Sunday
But he never won this fight!

The Yankees were in the playoffs
Grandpa pleaded to no avail
He even tried to bribe her
But Grandma would always prevail

She loved the Champagne Lady
And all the bubbles shimmering down
And the lovely voice she had
And, of course, the beautiful gown

Then Grandpa would turn the volume up
So the Umpire could be heard
And Grandma would start to shout
That she couldn't hear a word!

They argued over everything
Yet, in retrospect, I can see
Their marriage was really fine

Grandma was inconsolable
For months after Grandpa died
She never left the house again
She just sat inside and cried

But I knew Grandpa had the last word
And things would never be the same
The day that I found Grandma
Watching the Yankee Game!

Grandma Bea

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The following comments are for "GRANDPA'S REVENGE!"
by Beatrice Boyle

Very sweet
I liked this. Sort of reminded me of my own grandparents (well, the hearing aid part, at least, but he controls the t.v., much to her dismay). Nice rhyme and imagery. Good job!

( Posted by: Elphaba [Member] On: August 25, 2003 )

Fond Memories
So glad you liked this. We all have fond memories of our grandparents (I hope!)
Some of us are old enough now to be grandparents ourselves, and hope to leave our grandchildren with fond memories and a legacy of our own.

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: August 25, 2003 )

Nice ending Bea. :-)
As always, a very enjoyable little tour through your memories.
Score 8/10.

( Posted by: Spudley [Member] On: August 26, 2003 )

Thanks Spud!
Glad it gave you a giggle! Actually, they were my husband's grandparents, and I loved them dearly. (Especially Grandpa...he always referred to me as a "handsome woman". As a 21 yr old newlywed, I thought that was hysterical!)

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: August 26, 2003 )

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