Have you always worn a red rose
On your coat or on your dress?
If you have, then you are lucky,
Just how lucky you can’t guess.
For you’ll never know until she’s gone
Just how much she meant to you.
You will never find a love
So unquestioningly true.
Don’t wait until a white rose
You must wear on Mother’s Day.
Show her your appreciation
While on earth God lets her stay.
May 14, 1939