Poems About my Grandma
What a life! What a woman! She was born in Montana in 1910. Her mother had mental problems and she was taken in by a Canadian family in 1913. She spent the next thirteen years on the Saskatchewan prairies. At 16, she was forced to return to her birth parents in Northern Montana. In 1928, she married Louis Metcalf, my grandfather. He had two children already, and he and Grandma had 5 more. She eventually divorced him, taking all seven children, and ended up marrying Eli Gift in 1939. Eli already had nine children who needed a mother! Eli and Grandma had four more children. Needless to say, I have a LOT of cousins!
Through heartache poverty and privation, she emerged a most generous, loving, contented, caring Christian woman. My Hero. This collection of poems about her life is dedicated to her and all her children, and their children, and their children...