IF I COULD, 1925 Buzza Motto
If I could just see you today,
And take your hand in the same old way,
And hear you talk, and see you smile,
I’d think the day had been worthwhile,
If I could just see you.
From the Writings of Maurine Hathaway A Buzza Motto, copyright 1925
The Herald and Presbyter, Volume 93, October 25, 1922, writes, Maurice Hathaway’s writings show “a real and deep interest in humanity sorrows its joys its responsibilities and its successes in the way” of righteousness. “She has learned the meaning of life the troubled and to the tender and loving. Some great lessons are taught by her poems. She is a true poet for it is very manifest that she has a good and sympathetic heart.”
IF I COULD was written with a loved one in mind, a sweetheart, wife, husband, and friends. The poem expresses a feeling of loss. A letter could say the same, but a framed motto hanging in a private room would be a lasting thought. The motto is a lovely Buzza Motto simplistically designed in soft colors. Its frame, glass and small brass hanger are original and are in excellent vintage condition.
4 1/2” x 6 1/2”