Contributed by Kathleen Haynes      Contact Myrtle Bridges     August 13, 2008

                                        Laurinburg, NC
					July 18th, 1902
Miss Sue Tate
Morganton, NC

My dear Sue:-
	My heart has ached all day, since reading the account of your dear mother's death 
in the Observer this morning. I have so often thought of her this spring and summer - 
and I knew what a burden of care and sorrow she was bearing - but did not know of her 
ill health until Dr. Murphy told us when he was here. I loved your mother so dearly. I 
can't tell you how I feel her loss. I do feel so sorry for the dear children and above 
all for dear little Gordon. Give him my love and a kiss, and tell him it will not be 
long 'till he will realize how very happy the dear mother is with loved ones gone before 
free from care, trouble and sickness. 
	Sue, if at anytime Mr. Rose or I can be of any service to any of you, please call on 
us.  With deepest sympathy and a heart full of love, 
                          I am your fond friend, Mamie Rose*

*Mamie S. Rose (Mar 1859 VA - 9 Dec 1931 Cumberland Co., NC) is the wife of Dr. John M. Rose, Presbyterian Clergyman,
Laurinburg, NC (16 Oct 1849 - 19 Aug 1917 s/o John Rose & his wife James Strong McNeill) Their children were Annie E. Rose
b. May 1878; Hugh McA. Rose b. Jan 1881, & Willie C. Rose b. April 1887

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