A rose has always been love's best reminder
Of tender feelings, warm, pure and true.
To give a rose, no person could be kinder,
And so, my love, I give this rose to you.
Accept it knowing that I'll always love you,
That you're the only woman in my life.
Accept it from a heart that's always true
And happy in the thought that you're my wife.
Accept it with my deep, sincere devotion.
Press it ever closer to your heart.
It expresses, to you, my emotion,
And the prayer that we shall never part.
By L. B. Strawn
December 7, 1978