Most of us reading this message
are now all 'grown up', living somewhere apart from our parents -
some possibly with only distant remembrances of life with
I hope the tribute below will revive a few fond memories -
no matter how distant -
bring forth a momentary inner warmth and smile,
and even a bit of the carefree spirit of childhood
as we knew it with "Mom".
'M'... for the Many Meals she served Me,
Most loved! (though some swallowed with slight dismay!)
'O'... for the Orange juice squeezed fresh daily,
Drunk before the doors could be opened for play
'T'... for the Time she just giggled
When her best silver Tot housed a Tree-Toad for a day
'H'... for the Heat of Her favorite candle
That kept the imagined Harm of night at bay
'E'... for the "Eau de parfum", dabbed gently
From the dressing tabletop's most prized display
'R'... for the Reams of Rich Round doughnuts
Rapidly disappearing! from that big glass Round-top tray
most of all,
the care and strength she gave me
from the dawn of my very first day :
Each image above is an 'item in stock' and ‘linked’ to a ‘detail page’.
Also see the links below :
Fine Pair Victorian Silver Salad Servers, Kings Pattern, John & Henry Lias
George III Engraved Lady's Glass Half Pint Tankard
Early George II Silver Tot Cup, William Paradise, London, 1732
Rare George II Paktong Chamberstick & Scissor Snuffers, c1740
Victorian Silver Hunting Horn Vinaigrette & Scent Flask, Sampson Mordan, 1872
George III South Staffordshire Enamel Scent Flask, Original Glass Bottle, c1775
Rare George III Large Glass Tazza, 13.75", Mid-18th Century
Martha Walter, American / Pennsylvania, 1875-1976, "Brittany", Oil on Canvas
The above is a paraphrase of the lyrics to the 1915 song
by Theodore F. Morse & Howard E. Johnson
“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears were shed to save me,
E” is for her eyes, with lovelight shining, .
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me
The World War I era song of appreciation for Mother was written by
American Navy-veteran and song-writer Howard E. Johnson (1887–1941).
It was set to a tune, which was probably composed for the text,
by American musician and popular-music composer Theodore F. Morse (1873–1924).
Canadian-born popular singer and entrepreneur Henry Burr (born Harry McClaskey)
made the first recording of the song.
A performance by Eva Tanguay, (1878-1947) drove sales of sheet music
which was first released in 1915 by Leo Feist Inc of New York, USA.
Historic Sheet Music Collection. 938
Inventory Photography : Millicent F. Creech