IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE of Ester J Burley- Died Feb. 22, 1929- GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - Mourning Cabinet Card, c. 1920s


 (4 1/4 x 6 1/2 In) This is an original antique memorial cabinet card from the 1920s. "IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE of Ester J Burley- Died Feb. 22, 1929- Aged 75 Years.- GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN". 

"A precious one from us has gone

A voice we loved is stilled;

A place is vacant in our home,

Which never can be filled.

God in His wisdom has recalled

The boon his love had given,

And though the body slumbers here,

The soul is safe in Heaven."

A heartbreaking handwritten poem of grief on the back reads:

“I ofttimes wish that I was dead
and laid beside her in the tomb
The sorrow that bowes down my head
Is silent in the midnight gloom
The spring time has no charm for me
Though flowers are blooming in the dell
That dearest form I cannot see
It is the form of my sweet Ester Jane.
While the birds was singing in the morning
And the myrtle and the Ivey were in bloom
and the sun on the hilltops was dawning
It was then we laid her in the tomb.
~Your One Best Friend”


The card is in GOOD condition, wear at the edges, general stains and wear, heavy stain at left edge, minor creases. 

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