My Tribute to My Wonderful Parents
Jannette Brody - My Mom
|There was no one else
Who gave better care
To her husband and kids---
She did more than her share.
When it was time for the family
Through the perilous deserts
Across the country she drove,
There were lots of hard times,
She worked at the laundromat
"Hon, I need apples, and carrots,
Though she helped so much
There were organizations
She had wonderful friends
There were UNDERSTANDABLY times
"Dave, change your routine!"
She made two Bar mitzvahs
|She planned my whole wedding,
Then we looked for my gown.
We shopped till we dropped
All over this town.
When we got home,
I said "Don't waste your time,
When I said "I do"
My mom always accomplished
When her three kids
Between them they had
As all of her children
She loved her father,
Jannette loved her Dave
Together they showed us
Now it is time
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Mum, I love you more!
When finally, I had written my thoughts down, and recorded it in my voice so it
would be ready when that day came, only then could I get a little sleep some nights.
David Brody - My Dad
|Growing up, we always knew
My father did what he had to do
To take care of his family
Mum, Larry, Errol and me
Even though, it was hard for him to see.
When the furniture business fell apart,
My dad found a job at a furniture store,
And so it was, for my dad and his wife,
So again my dad went into something new.
When five years ago my mom passed away
But in a short while, he learned to cook
|It was mom who had always dealt
with the bills
And reminded my dad to take all of his pills.
But when push came to shove and he was alone,
He handled these things all on his own.
There were many a time when Dad wanted out.
There's his oldest son, Larry, the DMV man.
Then there comes me, his middle and best,
Errol is third, but he lives far away.
Dad was so proud of his kids and grandchildren
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|We were so proud of our father. After Mum, passed away, he learned to do so many things he had never done before. I marked his washer and dryer so he could see where to set the dials. He started doing all the laundry. He wouldn't use the oven, but he learned how to cook all kinds of new food, including chicken soup and matzo balls! Yep, we were really proud of Dad, till the end, and always . . . .|