Memories To Cherish
Memories To Cherish
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Mama absolutelly loved
"I Love Lucy"
Found hanging in Mama's kitchen above the
stove.  She always had such a sense of humor.  
She was truly 'One of a kind'
Written by Cindy Ramos to one of her best friends, Melinda,
after learning that doctors only gave Melinda a short
time frame to live.  Melinda beat these odds and is doing just
fine today; however, this poem was still discovered
after Cindy’s passing.
Click to View A Favorite Memory of Mama...
Please read some of the writings and poetry either collected and wrote in her own
handwriting or written by Mama, as she had a true love for poetry.
One of the last photos taken of Our
Beautiful Mother...  We Love You Mama!!!
One of the last photos taken of Our
Beautiful Mother...  We Love You Mama!!!
Such a Beautiful Sweet Voice
that is Missed so very much!
In Loving Memory
In Loving Memory of:
Sunrise: August 22, 1950
Sunrise: August 22, 1950
Sunset: August 6, 2009
Sunset: August 6, 2009
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Wind Beneath My Wings
'Mama's Poetry, Memories, & Keepsakes'
'Mama's Poetry, Memories, & Keepsakes'

Children's Bill of Rights

My son came home from school one day,
With a smirk upon his face.
He decided he was smart enough,
To put me in my place.

"Guess what I learned in Civics Two,
that's taught by Mr. Wright?
It's all about the laws today,
The 'Children's Bill of Rights.'

It says I need not clean my room,
Don't have to cut my hair
No one can tell me what to think,
Or speak, or what to wear.

I have freedom from religion,
And regardless what you say,
I don't have to bow my head,
And I sure don't have to pray.

I can wear earrings if I want,
And pierce my tongue & nose.
I can read & watch just what I like,
Get tattoos from head to toe.

And if you ever spank me,
I'll charge you with a crime.
I'll back up all my charges,
With the marks on my behind.

Don't you ever touch me,
My body's only for my use,
Not for your hugs and kisses,
that's just more child abuse.

Don't preach about your morals,
Like your Mama did to you.
That's nothing more than mind control,
And it's illegal too!

Mom, I have these children's rights,
So you can't influence me,
Or I'll call Children's Services Division,
Better known as C.S.D."

Mom's Reply and Thoughts

Of course my first instinct was
To toss him out the door.
But the chance to teach him a lesson
Made me think a little more.

I mulled it over carefully,
I couldn't let this go.
A smile crept upon my face,
he's messing with a pro.

Next day I took him shopping
At the local Goodwill Store..
I told him, "Pick out all you want,
there's shirts & pants galore.

I've called and checked with C.S.D .
Who said they didn't care
If I bought you K-Mart shoes
Instead of those Nike Airs.

I've canceled that appointment
To take your driver's test.
The C.S.D. Is unconcerned
So I'll decide what's best. "

I said "No time to stop and eat,
Or pick up stuff to munch.
And tomorrow you can start to learn
To make your own sack lunch.

Just save the raging appetite,
And wait till dinner time.
We're having liver and onions,
A favorite dish of mine."

He asked "Can I please rent a movie,
To watch on my VCR?"
"Sorry, but I sold your TV,
For new tires on my car.
I also rented out your room,
You'll take the couch instead.
The C.S.D. Requires
Just a roof over your head.

Your clothing won't be trendy now,
I'll choose what we eat.
That allowance that you used to get,
Will buy me something neat.

I'm selling off your jet ski,
Dirt-bike & roller blades.
Check out the 'Parents Bill of Rights',
It's in effect today!

Hey hot shot, are you crying,
Why are you on your knees?
Are you asking God to help you out,
Instead of C.S.D..?"
Family =father and mother I love you

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" went my reply.
He said "please excuse me too,
I wasn't watching for you".

We were very polite, this stranger and I,
We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down,
"Move out of the way" I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken,
I didn't realise how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger,
Common courtesy you use,
But the family you love,
You seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
These are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself, pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly
Not to spoil the suprise,
You never saw the tears
That filled his little eyes".

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up" I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled " I found them by the tree.
I picked them because they are pretty like you.
I knew you'd like them especially the blue".

I said "son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way".

He said "oh Mommy that's ok.
I love you anyway".

I said "son, I love you too,
And I do like the flowers,
Especially the blue"

Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the
company that we are working for could easily replace
us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind
will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come
to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than
to our own family - - an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
FAMILY = Father And Mother, I Love You
               BE THANKFUL

Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snuggly
because it means that you have enough to eat.

Be thankful for the mess you clean up after a party
because it means you have been surrounded by friends.

Be thankful for the taxes you pay
because it means you are employed.

Be thankful that your lawn needs mowing
and your windows need fixing
because it means you have a home.

Be thankful for your heating bill
because it means you are warm.

Be thankful for your laundry
because it means you have clothes to wear.

Be thankful for the space you found
at the far end of the parking lot
because it means you can walk.

Be thankful for the lady who sings off key
behind you in church
because it means you can hear.

Be thankful when people complain
about the government
because it means we have freedom of speech.

Be thankful for the alarm that goes off
in the early morning hours
"because it means you are alive."