This remarkable 90-year-old grandmother provided her friends and family with huge laughs when she took to the stage with her own version of a famous Patsy Cline song, documenting the struggles we all face when growing old.
Gathered with 60 family and friends in honour of her 90th birthday, Grandma Vera, from Lovell, Wyoming, USA, decided to dust off her old guitar during her landmark celebration, treating those in attendance to an amusing song she’d written 23 years earlier.
Parodying Patsy Cline’s famous song, ‘Fall to Pieces’, Vera dedicates the performance to the seniors in the room, before quipping that we ‘scrimp and save for the golden years, but when we get here, we fall to pieces’, much to the amusement of those looking on.
Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 ESV
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed, and the doors on the street are shut—when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low— they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets— before the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 ESV