Stone Lake Memories

Stone Lake memories of younger days gone by
Fishing off the pier on a summer shine
Forgetting all my troubles and leaving my worries behind
My Stone Lake memories in solitude I find
Waking up in the morning to a fireplace radiating heat
While Grandma is in the kitchen making us breakfast to eat
Out at the pier Grandpa's boat is already gone
He left awful early to go fishing alone
We kids would chase the little minnows that swam near the shore
Trying to catch them for pets or as a live lure
As the morning sun sparkled on the Lake we kids begin to shout
Announcing Grandpa's return with the fish he caught
With great interest I watched him clean each one
I could hardly wait to try a cooked one
I was a young lad the apple of my dad's eye
Swimming in Stone Lake from late morning to twilight
The family would come together to share a big supper at five
The old folks would retire to the porch talking well into the night
With my sister and two cousins we climbed the stairs for bed
We laid there quietly listening to what our folks said
The laughter and joy our parents shared
It was comforting for us to know they cared
Stone Lake memories of younger days long ago
Sadly, our children will never know
Tho', we've grown older that house still stands like a stone
In my Stone Lake memories I can still go back home

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