Monday, May 16, 2011

About the Party Later. . .First the Song

The birthday party was amazing! I can't wait to tell you all about it. I wish you could have all come.  Everything was perfect. 


Today, I want to share the song Margaret and her friend Audrey wrote and sung for our mother.  It was a smashing hit! 

Audrey's son, Adam, played the song to the tune of the hit T.V. show "All in the Family".   

Gracie’s Birthday Song

(Sung to “All in the Family” theme)

Our Gracie’s sweet as she can be,
Came from a big family,
Born back on the 12th of May,
This is her day.

Grew up with a rowdy crew,
Bernie, Ed and Carolyn too,
Don’t forget there’s Bob and Ray and Ann an Oh! Mary Lou.

From Boston she moved to the South,
Some thought she had a big ol’ mouth,
Talking about politics,
Who could you blame?

Married her Prince and it was grand
They built Coachwood’s Graceland,
Married 58 swell years,
She was his Dear.

She danced and sang out in the rain,
Til she got some sharp knee pain,
She headed for the mystery books,
And she CAN cook!

Her Carolina cake with fudge icing,
Has us running and a slicing,
She says, “Who cares how it taste!?”
“But don’t set that table in haste!!”

Takes her grandkids on those special flings,
And she sure likes pretty things,
Can solve your almost anything,
She’s generous too.

Loves to garden, travel, go to Mass
Not much into fishing bass
Chocolate, yes and movies too
This gals no fool

Loves her kids and grandkids too,
But mess with her and she’ll get you,
Love this lady oh so much; we called her cuz Georgia up.

Turning 80 ain’t so bad.

Can’t wait til 100’s had,

Life with Gracie’s always rad,

Song written and Sung by: Margaret Hoverath and Audrey Mosley.

Playing along with Communal Global  


  1. Awesome! Sorry I missed it!


  2. Wow!! What a great song. I used to watch All in the Family with my parents.
    Happy to hear the party was awesome!!

  3. This was all sorts of awesome Lisa! So glad the party was a hit! : ) Wishing you a wonderful week!

  4. Wow, what a song! :) Glad to hear that the party was a success! =)

  5. This made me think of the songs my uncle would write for all the family occasions! He even packed his laser printer and brought it to Chicago once in case he changed the song on the airplane!

    Happy birthday to your mom!

  6. Anonymous17 May, 2011

    It was a very Happy party and everyone that attended, and there were a lot, really enjoyed it. Good Job!

  7. Anonymous17 May, 2011

    Thank goodness you saved your readers from hearing it!! It was a lot of fun and a VERY busy weekend!! Love, Marg.

  8. Anonymous17 May, 2011

    P.S. THANK GOODNESS FOR AUDREY AND ADAM!! (and a glass or two of wine) I couldn't have gotten through it alone with 50+ people watching! Marg.

  9. What a surprise. It was truly a great day, Georgia all the way from Florida was truly the hit of the season, you all did put one over on me, and I thought you coulden't do any thing with out me. From now on tie your own shoes!

  10. Oh, she is beautiful! What a fantastic song. That is so much fun! Looks like a wonderful celebration!

  11. Oh how sweet!! I just love this.

    Wish I was there...

  12. Oh how wonderful!
    What a fantastic tribute.
    And I love that last shot!

  13. Happy Birthday to your Mom - what an awesome song!

    xo ellie

  14. Great song! You can tell lots of love went into it.

  15. Oh this is a loving tribute and gutsy attempt at writing and singing. Kudos to all, but especialy the 80 yr old.

  16. That looks like such a great party, I was there in spirit!!

    Happy Birthday, Auntie!!!


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