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Friend Mattie

How grand is age,
How fair in youth
Are holy friendship
Love and truth
Remember me when death shall close
My eyelids in their last repose
And evening breezes gently move
Above thy brothers lonely grave.

Ever your Friend, Ida McClure

Feb. the 2 1886   Belle Plaine, Iowa.

From the autograph album of Martha M. "Mattie" Roach of Chelsea, daughter of Fred and Eliza J. (Hutchins) Roach. She was born in 1866 and  married Samuel T. May in Toledo, Tama County, in 1891.

Submitted by: Bob Hutchins tecxas@earthlink.net


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