Old Scots Mother Mine

My mum had to go to Scotland on Wednesday as my gran took a turn for the worst.  She passed away last night in the comfort of her own home, with all her children around her.    I’ll miss spending Christmas with my mum this year, but I’m glad she was able to say goodbye.  So this post is dedicated to my mum and my gran.


In an old Scottish home that is dear to my mind
Lives an old Scottish mother, so gentle and kind.
Trouble and care may have wrinkled her brow,
But with thoughts sweet and tender,
I think of her now.

Old Scotch Mother Mine,
You are with me all the while,
Your kind old eyes
And your dear sweet smile.

 Tho’ we’re far apart,
For the sake of Auld Lang Syne –
God bless and keep you
Old Scotch Mother Mine.




9 thoughts on “Old Scots Mother Mine

  1. Please accept my deepest sympathies Kirsty. It was very sad to learn that your Gran had passed away. It must be hard for you guys, so sorry. With all my love and a great big hug, Steph.

    … x


  2. I’m so sorry to hear about our Gran. I’m also sorry that your mom won’t be here for Xmas but I’m glad that she got to say goodbye. Hope everyone is doing ok over there…


  3. Oh, sweetie, I’m so sorry to hear this, but it sounds as if she had everything she wanted before she passed.
    The poem is beautiful and perfect.


  4. I’m so sorry to read this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It must be so rough dealing with a death so close to Christmas. Hang in there.

    Beautiful poem by the way.


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