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I read a note my grandma wrote back in 1923
Grandpa kept it in his coat and he showed it once to me
He said boy you might not understand
But a long, long time ago
Grandma's daddy didn't like me none
But I loved your grandma so

We had this crazy plan to meet
And run away together
Get married in the first town we came to and live forever
But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead
I found this letter
And this is what it said

If you get there before I do
Don't give up on me
I'll meet you when my chores are through
I don't know how long I'll be
But I'm not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then til I see you again
I'll be loving you, love, me

I read those words just hours before my grandma passed away
In the doorway of a church
Where me and grandpa stopped to pray
I know I'd never seen him cry in all my 15 years
But as he said these words to her
His eyes filled up with tears

If you get there before I do
Don't give up on me
I'll meet you when my chores are through
I don't know how long I'll be
But I'm not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then til I see you again
I'll be loving you, love me
Between now and then til I see you again
I'll be loving you, love, me



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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    This song makes me cry every time i hear it because it reminds me of my grandma and my grandpa.. My grandma has been gone almost 7 years now and i really miss her something terrible.. But this song brings good feelings about my grandma and my grandpa's relationship they were always happy always so much in love..
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    I cried the first time i heard this song , i love it so much it is so sweet and it has a lot of thought into it .
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    rayemooreMay 28, 2009 at 2:05 am
    This song was performed at my father's funeral. He passed away August 14, 2008, at the age of 88 years just a few months after he and my mother celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. The really sad thing about it was that my mother was suffering from Alzheimers and wasn't told that he had died. They had spent so much time together, but she wasn't able to experience closure.

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