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The Apple Pie of His Eye

My Grandpa came to our house for Thanksgiving but he didn’t say too much, We sat him in front of the game and provided him with chips and such. When it was time to eat we moved him to the head of the table, Mom brought his food to him but he didn’t seem too stable. He said that he liked it but a lot of food was left upon his plate, And even though it was afternoon he said that it was getting late. We knew that the Alzheimer’s made him want to get back to his room, But we didn’t like to see him this way, afraid of his impending doom. Then mom asked if he’d like to have a piece of fresh home made apple pie, His eyes lit up as he sat back down and said he might like to give that a try. For one piece of my mom’s apple pie my grandpa was back amongst the living, That one piece of my mom’s apple pie reminded us of the meaning of Thanksgiving.

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  1. Date: 11/15/2011 7:18:00 AM
    Tony, you are the couplet king... Nola

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 8:44:00 PM
    A very touching poem about granddad having joy in a piece of apple pie. Seniors eyes light up when it comes to sweets. God Bless phyl

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 4:02:00 PM
    Yes we loves the apple pie down here with a bit of cream we give a cheer. Yes memories make just who we are without them we are empty jars , sometimes

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 7:00:00 AM
    The elderly love that sweet food like children ..It is good to all of us though..Very creative work..If for a contest, good luck..Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading a snipet out of your family's memories...Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 10:35:00 PM
    There you go again, making me get goose bumps.... tender piece of work.

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 8:45:00 PM
    Tony,,,A very touching poem,,.. Enjoyed your poem~ Thank you for sharing. Have yourself a wonderful night.. Take care ;-) ..LINDA

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 2:07:00 PM
    This poem put tears in my eyes. It is so sad when those we love lose their memories, they lose us slowly and our heart aches for them. Bet mom makes the best apple pie, no wonder his eyes lit up. He is one of the lucky ones to have a family who supports and loves him. Your a good egg Tony Lane, love and hugs, Vienna. Tomorrow make me smile...I'm counting on you for my daily intake.....

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 12:52:00 PM
    A nice one about his being able to enjoy a "slice" of memory. A sweet one at that!

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 9:33:00 AM
    Wow, this is beautiful Tony and yes it is little things like apple pie that remind us what is important in life.. ~Wilma

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 8:38:00 AM
    Just great Tony, the way to a man's heart is surely through a piece of apple pie.

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 8:25:00 AM
    Hi theres is nothing like good food for dredging memories that we thought were lost forever it is synonymous with hypnosis for finding them