but the back side had the following in English:
Ida Malawsky was buried at Gate 54 - Order Brith Abraham at Jewish Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, where her children erected that beautiful monument as a tribute to her. I can say without hesitation that you never get over the death of your mother. My own mother has been gone almost eleven years, but I still think about her every day. The other day when we were having a bad snowstorm I had a fleeting thought "I better call mother to make sure she's OK". Old habits die hard. I'm sure that when Ida's family took her to the American Hospital on January 15th they didn't possibly think she would be dead two days later.
It is safe to assume from the beautiful monument they erected for her, that Ida Malawsky's family loved her very much. It is impossible to adequately thank our mothers (or fathers, for that matter) for all they do for us, but Ida's family wanted to publicly acknowledge her love for them, and their love for her. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful mother.
Ida Malawsky - devoted mother - may she rest in peace.