“Memories are but a laugh away”
If I smile today
When I’m alone
It could be that I recall the scenes
Of visitors always leaving our home
With bagfuls of dahlias and runner beans
If I sing today
It could be that I’m remembering a line
Of “Little Brown Jug” on the banjo
Or “You are my Sunshine”.
If I laugh today
It might be that I’m thinking
That although you could hardly walk anymore
You couldn’t resist a tap dance
On Jim’s new wooden floor.
If I cry today
Don’t feel embarrassed
I’m just feeling very sad
Because I’m missing my stubborn
Loving and wonderful Dad.
Memories are but a laugh away
We won’t forget you ever fear.
And as we now come to the end of the day
“Up the Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire”