Martin T. Stewart – his last note

The note written by my grandfather on his deathbed in December 1940 and hidden under his pillow. He had previously suffered a stroke, and practiced his writing at the top:
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Dear Alice
You bet you stuck
to me. I won’t forget it
either. Martin.
Martin Thomas Stewart.
Dear ole girl I am a poor married
(The last line is probably a reference to a well known song by the vaudevillian Billy Murray that Grandpa Marty was fond of singing)