Jim just got another promotion
He made your father so very proud.
Too bad you never finished college
You'd have a decent job by now...
Not that we mind giving you money
When it's ours to give
What will you do when we're not here
How do you expect to live?
They all missed you at the
It was quite a feast.
Won't you drop a line to Grandma
She seems to be getting so weak
She still asks for you and walks through
The orchard when the weather is fair
I read her the Bible but sometimes
It's as if she isn't there...
Your father is in the rock
He's having trouble with his back
I wish he'd be a little more careful
He might die of a heart attach
You were the easiest one to be born
Did I ever mention that?
Carolyn just had a new baby
She and Bob moved into their home
I picture you there in the city
In that cold apartment all alone
The last time we saw you
You were so skinny
You were nothing but bone
I'm sending the sweater I've been knitting for you
A check for the telephone...
Whatever happened to that young
Who seemed so crazy about you
Did you say his father was a doctor or have you
Found someone new
I think I better start dinner
Call your father in from the yard
He needs to keep so very busy
What will we do when he retires?
Sell the house and we'll travel
Visit our far away friends
We'll sleep well at night 'cause I know in my heart
You'll be married by then...
Lyrics by Palmer & Bragg
Music by Lillie Palmer
© 1984 Palmer & Bragg