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.

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.

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

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.

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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