More From The Autograph Files

Of all the autographs in these three little books, I think these are the two I like the best, simply because they’re from my mother’s sisters.

I must assume they knew her well.  There are other gems:

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In the parlour there were three, He, the parlour light and she.

Two is company without a doubt. That is why the light went out.

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Always do a deed of kindness, Never say you don’t know how.

If you ever see a cowslip, Quickly run and help the cow.

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If in heaven we do not meet

Hand in hand we’ll stand the heat.

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Think of me when far away and only half awake.

Think of me on your wedding day and send me a piece of cake.

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Love many, trust few, But always paddle your own canoe.

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All things are not as they seem

Skim milk masquerades as cream

Black sheep dwell in every fold

And all that glitters is not gold.

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Many a ship was lost at sea through lack of coal and rudder.

Many a fellow lost his girl by running after another.

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Life is but a one way street – we have to trust to luck.

If we can’t thumb a swell sedan, we have to climb a truck.

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Drifting down the stream of life in your little birch canoe

May you have a very pleasant time and room enough for two.

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It’s hard to lose a friend when your heart is full of hope

But it’s harder still to lose the towel when your eyes are full of soap.

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When you get old and ugly, as people often do

Remember that you have a friend who is old and ugly too.

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There was a terrible hurricane and all the world was shaken.

A little pig turned up his tail and ran to save his bacon.

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As over lifes road you jog along, May you always have room in your heart for a song,

Always a rift in the clouds so gray, And many and many a perfect day.

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And finally, one from her future husband, always a wealth of information, who would have been embarrassed to write anything too personal for others to see.

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5 thoughts on “More From The Autograph Files

  1. I think written correspondence is wonderful. A nicely turned phrase almost a thing of the past. I am grateful I still have my own autograph book from when I was ages from 8 to 10 years old. 🙂 I am sure my daughters (maybe my son) will really like reading and laughing at them.

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