Memories Of The Early Years

"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened."

Quoted from Mark Twain's Autobiography


Precious Memories

Precious mem'ries, unseen angels
Sent from somewhere to my soul;
How they linger, ever near me,
And the sacred past unfold.

Refrain:
Precious mem'ries, how they linger,
How they ever flood my soul,
In the stillness of the midnight,
Precious, sacred scenes unfold

 Precious father, loving mother,
Fly across the lonely years;
And old home scenes of my childhood,
In fond memory appears.
Refrain:

In the stillness of the midnight,
Echoes of the past I hear;
Old time singing, gladness bringing,
From that lovely land somewhere.
Refrain:

As I travel on life's pathway,
Know not what the years may hold;
As I ponder, hope grows fonder,
Precious mem'ries flood my soul.
Refrain:

Melody & Text: - J. B. F. Wright, 1925


Special honor and thanks is given my mother, whose keen eye caught the pictures that accompany the following memories {unless otherwise noted.}  The wealth of history retained in her photos is priceless.

Table of Contents (Not necessarily in order of occurrence)
 
Laundry Basket Move Chickens Gravel Driveway Mangle
Laundry Water-Heater Workbench Furnaces
Canning Cistern Grape Arbor Lower Lot Fire
Box 107 Graphite Empire The Playground Kayak
Beekeeping Chute's Beach Tower Blue-196 Pre Supper Piano
Meals (Oatmeal, Liver, etc.) Television Washing Dishes Sheepskin Coats & Goulashes
Lakeview, Hi-Tension Clubs Whistle   Wallpaper Removal Banister
Bunkbeds Hot Water Bottle Attic Storm Windows
Climbing Trees Raking Hickory Nuts Exploring the Mississippi May Day & Decoration Day
Operettas - Yankee Doodle Marbles/Mumblety Peg Dad the Barber Boy Scout Meetings
Boy Scout Camp Boy Scout Cabin Sandman and Other Fears Lady-Spot-Blaze
Band, Chorus, other Music Christmas at Home Snake Ice Skate the River
Flood Below Dam Crawl Thru Culvert    

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