Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Monday, September 01, 2008

Show & Tell: A Poem

My mother kept a scrapbook in her teenage years. This poem entitled "Put My Little Shoes Away" was found in its pages with a notation that her grandmother (Mary Ann Harris Hester) had given it to her. A quick "Google search" revealed that this poem was later put to music and recorded by the Everly Brothers, Hank Snow, Bill Monroe, and others. It's really a rather sad song about a dying child. One wonders if this poem was special to my great grandmother because she lost her child Lillie Faye, my grandmother's twin, in December 1897 when she was only nine months old.

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  • What a sad but beautiful poem :)

    By Blogger Nikki-ann, at 2:55 PM  

  • So sad. These little clippings can speak volumes.

    By Blogger Denise L, at 4:11 PM  

  • Your mother's teenage scrapbook is a precious family heirloom. I'm sure you've discovered other precious piece in the scrapbook in addition to this poem.

    By Blogger Professor Dru, at 3:56 AM  

  • How fortunate you are that your mother kept a scrapbook. Thanks for sharing it.
    Sheri Fenley

    By Blogger Sheri, at 1:52 AM  

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