Dear Mattie: -
We meet and part the world is wide
We journey onward side by side
A little while, and then again
Our paths diverge, a little pain
A silent yearning of the heart -
For what has grown of life apart, -
A shadow passing o'er the sun
Then gone, and light again has come,
We meet and part and then forget -
And life holds blessings for us yet.
Phoebe Smith
June 18, 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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