"I dreamt I was in Heaven
Among the angels fair;
I’d never seen none so handsome
That twine in golden hair.
They looked so neat and sang so sweet
And play’d the Golden Harp.
I was about to pick an angel out
And take her to my heart:
But the moment I began to plea,
I thought of you, my love.
There was none I’d ever seen so beautiful
On earth or Heaven above,
Goodbye my dear wife and Mother.
Also my sister.
Rufus Buck, Yours truly."
Rufus Buck (d. 1896)