Granny love, pick me up when I fall. Tell them to not laugh you all! Always said how smart I was ... But you're the one. You lived your life to the fullest. Saw places and faces that a small town black girl with no education is supposed to see and do... Granny I admire you! You talk about the mistakes you made. And wished for us the better days. Gave hope and cash to all in need. And still you can't believe. That with our high faluttin jobs and titles and college educations... We realized that it was you who had truly been our life's realizations... It is because of you that we are here. We still talk to way in the night .... About doing what feels good and doing what's right! Dancing in the clubs in Chicgao juke joints, speak easy's , dance halls and fancy men! Loving and living the skin you was in! Had some bad days and some sad days , yet you still make me laugh how you do... Granny you da coolest the way you weave a majic tale about the good ole days...and using the latest slang here and there I swear keeping Oral history alive most days you have a positive vibe... How did you survive... So much spirit born before your time living in the white man's world that made no reason nor rhyme! But you took a piece out of time. How you throw down on those cakes and pies and tell them southern lies about how you cookd so hard felt like somebody beat your behind with an axe...and me wondering if you knew what that felt like... So much pain I see in your eyes sometimes...to have outlived the others when everyone said you lived your life so fast...I know you have regrets in your past! But, still you give us hope that just because we been beat down or told we couldn't do something didn't mean it had to be so...I listen and I grow...and I know that you took a piece out of time and now that all your bad days are still good days cause you're still alive... At least that's the way it will always be like it's been from the very start... All my love Granny "Little Momma" straight from the heart. BJS(C)2003 For my Granny Mable Wright AKA "Lil MOMMA"