Contributed by Kathleen Haynes
Contact Myrtle Bridges August 13, 2008
July 21, 1902
Canaan St., NH
Miss Sue Tate
My dearest Sue,
The saddest duty ever fallen to my lot is to attempt to express to you words of consolation
at this threefold sorrow which is crushing you.
I know what it means to miss a mother's love and how the years only add to the realization
of what she has been to us. We never find another such a friend, and time seems only to strengthen
the longing for the unselfish love which has passed out of our lives, but the memory of that love
makes many dark days bright and gives us strength to endure and live so that we may be worthy of
the angel whose memory we adore.
How often I long to be at home so that I could come down and put my arms around you in loving
sympathy. We have always felt close to each other and I hope to be more to you than I ever was
before as you have more need of me. I pray that God will grant you wisdom and strength to fill
the responsible place you naturally occupy now, and that the memory of a great, unselfish love
will bind you, sisters and brothers close to each other all the days of your life. Your friends
grieve with you in this awful sorrow and among them no one realizes more fully than I the weight
of the burdens resting upon you. May God comfort and protect you all and grant you health and
courage to endure.
Dear little Gordon, how my heart goes out to him in his youth and need of a mother's love.
With tender love and sympathy, your friend
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