Memories for Mother, Maggie May Peacock Bailey

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
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Title Memories for Mother, Maggie May Peacock Bailey
Description MEMORIES FOR MOTHER, MAGGIE MAY PEACOCK BAILEY Helen B. Dyreng Non Professional Second Place Anecdote My mother's favorite month of the whole year was May She loved the awakening of Mother Nature and the blossoming of spring flowers She loved the cry of the new-born lambs, the soft feathers of newly-hatched baby chicks, the songs of the returning birds, and the sounds and smells of spring Since she was born in May. she was given the name of Maggie May Because her birthdate was on the 10th. very often it fell on Mother's Day We would celebrate the two occasions with much love and thoughtfulness In a very worn, blue plush box with a large decorative cameo on the cover, mother saved every little love note, poem or memento given to her by her family as expressions of love She cherished them all and could not part with any of them While perusing the box. I found a charming and much used, red leather book entitled. An Old Sweetheart of Mine, by James Whitcomb Riley Inside and on the fly leaf, was written." To M. M. P with love, from W. H. B As 1 carefully thumbed through the pages. I found a faded envelope, and inside on worn, brittle paper this poem was To MAGGIE MAY As sweet as honey from the bees. As lovely as a warm spring day. Is my sweetheart Maggie May My heart beats just for you. Please say you love me too Accept this emerald ring, A joyous wedded life 'twill bring Love forever more. W HB May 10, 1910 After all these years I found another, and perhaps the most important reason my mother loved the beautiful month of May It was on her birthday in May, her sweetheart, William Henry Bailey had proposed marriage to her 37
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326224
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