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When God Gave You to Me

This postcard has a color illustration of a woman sitting in a chair with flowers in her hands. On the wall beside her hangs a portrait of a soldier. Beneath the picture is a short poem entitled "When God Gave You to Me". It states that Heaven's greatest gift was when God gave "you to me." On reverse: "The two cents placed here speeds your boy a word of cheer." Handwritten message.

Text on postcard:

God gave the tender rose the prefume that we love, The stars that light our pathway were sent from Heav'n above; God gave the sun to shine through all the years to be. But Heaven's greatest fist was mine when God gave you to me.

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