The world is filled with so many amazing things. The breathtaking beauty of nature, the love given and received between family and friends, and the calmness of the heart knowing God’s love is there are only part of a vast collection of uplifting poetry in Grandma’s Poems of Days Gone By.
Pulling together this grouping of poems is important in order that they are shared and not lost to time. Irma Jessamy McCoy, known to me and all family members as Aunt Irma, was a very interesting individual. Before women “worked outside the home” she found work as a correspondent for the Newton Daily News. She passed on this talent to my grandfather, Raymond Dale Wicker, and then my mother, Frances Virjeanne Mays. It’s a bit of a family hobby.