In Memoriam. In loving remembrance of our dear mother, Mary E. Flanagan, who departed this life one year ago, November 30, 1899. We miss thee from our home, dear mother, We miss thee from thy place; A shadow o’er our life is cast, We miss the sunshine of thy face. We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care; Our home is dark without thee, We miss thee everywhere. Sleep, dear mother, and take your rest; God took you home, He thought it best. It was hard indeed to part from thee, But God’s strong arms supporteth me. Hour by hour we saw her face, And slowly sink away; Yet in our hearts we often prayed That she might longer stay. Dear mother, how can we give you up, You whom we loved so well; How can we drink this bitter cup, And say the word “Farewell”? By Her Daughter, MAGGIE.
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