WWII Mother’s Poem

My Grandmother, Evalena LUTHER, daughter Jack LUTHER and Amanda TATE-LUTHER, of Burns, Dickson County, Tennessee, penned the following poem to her son, Orville Matthew BROWN. At the time he was stationed at Adak, Aleutian Islands, on his 25th birthday:

My Dear Son Orville,

“Just a word or two this morning,
we’re sending on the way;
To let you know we’re thinking of you
on your twenty-fifth birthday.

May it be a year of pleasure,
and bring victory to us all;
We’ll work and fight together..
Can’t let our country fall.

You often dream of home you say,
sun shining in your face;
When mother wakes you from your sleep..
may reality the dream replace.

Those few short years have passed away,
when once you sat in our laps,
But you’re a brave, strong man today..
against those dirty Japs.

Submitted by her Grandson,
Michael David Brown