Angels come in varied fashions,
Different forms and different shapes,
One may not be aware
Until they've gone, and it's too late.
They're fat and short and tall and thin,
They come in
Which is, of course, no help at all,
When one tries to
They come in diverse species, too,
And though they're spread around the world
They say the
greatest come from Texas.
A state so broad, God went whole-hog,
And gave Texas
quite a few,
But the angel ratio there per mile,
Was still too small
to call a coup.
So then God gifted Texas angels
Their love, He said, must go much farther,
Because they are so far apart.
Then God allowed they could talk funny,
And He gave them
Then branded them as His and said,
"Ah shor do
Like God blest Florida with palm trees,
York with Broadway lights,
He blest the Lone Star State of
With the Angel BaBa White.
And, sho' nuff, her heart's as great,
As any big ole' Texas
And, darlin,' it's the gospel truth,
So is her big ole' Texas
Saturday nights, Angel BaBa White
Becomes all squeaky
And they' ain't no angels up in heaven,
As clean as that sweet
She's got a heart that looks like Texas,
length and width and girth,
And, sho' nuff, God knew what He was
When He sent Angel BaBa down to earth.
Virginia (Ginny) Ellis
Dedicated with love to the greatest angel in all of Texas,
one of our own Potlitzer Pearls, the one and only
Barbara (BaBa) White!