AUNT ERIE


Julia Ann Nancy Erie, some say:
The meaning of your initial J.

In any event, you're not to worry,
Your maiden name: Erie J. Murray

You and Vera liked one another
Before she married and became my mother,

You both had family ties so strong --
Sisters-in-law, before too long,

My parents met because of you,
You both loved Ed with hearts so true,

Now, at last, you've gone to rest,
Served your Father and passed the test

Of life on this old spinning world,
Dad's baby sister, the story's told

Of how you introduced my folks
And how they laughed at your small jokes,

Like pretending to pout when Dad took Ma
Out riding in his Model T car,

All your progeny rue the day
When Jesus called you, far away,

But the circle will still unbroken be,
When we all join you eternally.

by D. Edgar Murray