Thank God For Dirty Dishes


My grandma, Frances was a wise woman.  As an immigrant to this country, she worked hard to raise  her family and she did very well.  Grandma had an old Italian saying, a poem or a song for any occasion that helped her to make a point with her kids and grandchildren.  Over the years these sayings remind us of Grandma Agnesi and we love sharing them among family members.  This week, with Thanksgiving fast approaching, my cousin Linda reminded me of a poem that Grandma would recite to the females in the family when it was time to do the Thanksgiving dishes.  (Usually, the guys were sleeping in front of the 19 inch black and white television in the parlor watching the football game.)  I think I learned some of my storytelling abilities from Grandma!  Here is the poem she shared:

 “Thank God For Dirty Dishes”

Author Unknown

Thank God for dirty dishes;
They have a tale to tell.
While others may go hungry,
We’re eating very well
With home, health, and happiness,
I shouldn’t want to fuss;
By the stack of evidence,
God’s been very good to us.


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