Why I Dearly Love My Gran…

Emmy Award

Emmy Award (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A lot of you may not know this, but my wonderful Gran, Sheila, co-author here on the portal, lost her beautiful daughter Miss Emmy at the tender age of twenty-two(Miss Emmy was). Her passing is mourned by many, who knew this darling young woman and even by those who didn’t, including yours truly.

My Gran and her fabulous husband Kenny have comforted each other through it all, have loved one another to a fault and have been there for each other and, I might add, for any needy soul, who comes into contact with them(again including yours truly!).

My admiration and gratitude for this couple knows no bounds and I would like to share one of my dear Gran’s soulful stories with you all. Here’s me taking my hat off to you and Kenny, Gran!

I’ve put my Gran’s story in a separate post:



Rosa Celeste: Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the...

Rosa Celeste: Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven, The Empyrean (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Captured and enraptured in a tender web,

here in this place of magick, I can at last relax.

I stare in amazement at the flux of love

that flows from every being, everything just so.

A dear couple and their pets shower me with kindness,

leaving me perplex, wondering: Is this real?

I lift my eyes to Heaven and thank the Lord in silence,

at a loss for words…dumbstruck with gratitude.


(To my Gran Sheila and her husband Kent.)

For Sheila.

Sheila Kuhn.

There’s a woman on a mountain,

in a land far across the sea,

whose kindness is like a fountain

and who is very dear to me!

This woman is a wise old crone,

sat upon a magickal throne.

A throne made of kind deeds and love

and shiny stars from up above.

Each star a tribute to her grace,

that grace engraved upon her face.

A shiny face with gentle eyes.

Eyes that remind you of blue skies.

Of skies bright and warm. Eyes that care!

That care for all things everywhere.

Upon my honour as a man,

I’m proud to call this woman Gran!