Dad, Mom, and Jimmy - circa 1959
MY MAMA - THAT'S WHO
© 1976 William C. Highsmith

Who was the best cook in all the town -
And who was the prettiest one around?
My Mama - That's who.

Who kept the cleanest house, with shining floors,
And, warned us to brush as we came indoors?
My Mama - That's who.

Who could kiss, and rub, a little hurt knee
To relieve the pain and bring back glee?
My Mama - That's who.

Who could sew on a button or mend a tear
Or put a new cover on the living room chair?
My Mama - That's who.

Who would check my ears and straighten my hair
And make sure my socks were of the same pair?
My Mama - That's who.

Who planted more trees than anyone I know
And, in partnership with God, made them to grow?
My Mama - That's who.

Who taught me that I should say my prayers
And to read the Bible with daily care?
My Mama - That's who.

Who always counciled, with sound advice
With words of value beyond a price?
My Mama - That's who.

Who was the best gal that made a boy glad
And the dearest Mother a man ever had?
My Mama - That's who.