Dear Mattie!
The day's that are gone are linked together,
with a golden thread called time
We cannot recall when - no, never!
They are passed and gone forever
Days that are gone can ne'er return
May we from this a lesson learn
To live each day as though it were given
To prepare ourselves for a home in heaven,
Yours forever
Libbie Mercer
Chelsea Iowa March 24, 1884

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

Submitted by: Bob Hutchins

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