Mother and George Washington
The Father of our Country’s
Birthday is today.
But not in only one way.
Because, you see, our dear Mother
Was born on this day, too.
She remains such a blessing
For me and also you.
With ice cream (a la mode)
As we eat our cherry pie,
We’ll remember George and Mother
We cannot tell a lie.
So, we see that we are double blessed,
In 1918 Mother, and George 1732.
Both meaning so much to all of us,
Born on February Twenty-Two.
– Charles B. Mayes
Mother and George Washington © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.