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Hold Steady To Grandma, Lest She Fall Down

I saw this pic and immediately thought of the 1947 poem:

Hold steady to grandma, lest she fall down

Let grass stains stay clear of her three button gown

‘Twill not be flattering should she choose to go prone

Give up the ghost, and leave Grandpa alone

But what of Aunt Doris who clings to the wrist

Of my sweet Cousin Lois who dare not resist

For fear that the lips of Doris get flubbery 

As she sobs while Uncle Jim hides behind shrubbery

Has he donned trousers? Hast thou the knowledge? 

He only had two years at community college

He lettered in arm wrestling; his grip was quite strong

To his daughter Eleanor, the gene passed along

And now she stands confident, with nary a frown

Holding steady to grandma, lest she fall down. 


10 thoughts on “Hold Steady To Grandma, Lest She Fall Down”

  1. What a delightful poem. I have never heard it before. Clever post. I just imagined Granny needed support because she was into the tonic. To sooth her nerves for the big gathering.

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    1. Well, that makes sense bc Granny Clampett DID love to use moonshine as her “rheumatiz medicine.” Keep that in mind, should you have rheumatoid arthritis.


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