This chest of drawers is an Ethan Allen piece that was in the house where I grew up. It has sentimental value because of my distinct memories. My mother had it set up near a suspended stairway and displayed a gift that I gave her back in 1973, a "Mother" plate. I would sit on the stairs memorizing the poem printed on the plate, Only One Mother to Cherish and Love. Because of that, I still know every word of that poem. Somehow the message got through to me at an early age.....to cherish my mom. In the end, this plate and the mantra I memorized ended up being a gift for me. She was taken from me before the birth of my first child 16 years ago. Even though she is gone, we had the best years. I enjoyed every moment with her. Well....maybe not every moment......I was a teenager!
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Millions of stars in the heavens above,
Only one mother to cherish and love,
Thousands and thousands of flowers and trees,
Hundreds and hundreds of mountains and seas,
Everything multiplied over and over
Robins and butterflies, bees in the clover.
Many good friends to think the world of,
but only one mother to cherish and love.