The Delia Mahon Collection
Delia Mahon - 5th or 6th class student
Almost everyone in this world has felt the pain of separation in a more or less degree. Some children may have their parents dead and be left alone in the world, depending on their friends and relatives for their subsistence. Some girls may go to America or some other distant country to earn their living, leaving their friends and parents after them, eagerly watching the postman for a letter from their affectionate child.
When we remember our absent friends, their words and stations, it helps to keep our affection warm for them until they return once more. Everyone looks forward with delight to the day when some friend or other is returning home having been away so long. Some people have to part because of anger, after a time this anger is all forgotten and even though they part in bad friends and sorrow, still when they meet again they meet in joy. Time increases affection and ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ so it is said.
Death parts friends, we should often think and pray for them. No house is ever without some remembrance of departed friends. All the consolation people have for their departed children is the hope to meet them once more in that Happy Home where parting is no more.
Dated: 15th March 1907