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                                                                  Submitted by Melinda McCoy

 These are the notes from my Grandma Genie's little book with little snippets of wisdom from

 other students, her Sprague classmates.  In this little album - their words of wisdom are so cute!

Book belongs to: Eugenia Reding, Sprague, Washington, March 23, 1904

 
If in this book you are asked to write
Please don't refuse for it isn't polite
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                                                 Wallace, ID  May 17, 1904

Dear Sister,

Our lives are songs, God writes the words,
But we set them to music at pleasure
And the songs grow sad, or sweet, or glad
As we choose to fashion the measure
                                    Your sister, Mary
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                               416 Hogan St., Spokane, Washington

                                         May 15th, 1904

Dear Genie,

Your True Friend and Schoolmate - Pearl Davis
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                                      Spokane, Wash.,May 17, 1094

Dear friend Genie,              

Down by the river there is a rock
and on it is written forget me not
                    Your friend,  Bessie Murphy
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                                           Sprague, Wash Mar. 23, 1905

Friend Genie:-

We may write our names in the album

We may trace them in the sands
We may chisel them in marble
With a firm and skillful hand;
But these pages soon are sullied
Soon each thought will fade away;
Every monument will crumble
Like all earthly hope decay.
But, dear friend, there is an album
Full of leaves of snowy white
Where no name is ever tarnished
But forever pure and bright
In the book of life, God's album
May your name be penned with care
And may all who here have written
Write their names forever there.
                Your true friend
                Edna A. Conlee
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                                          Sprague, Wash., Mar. 23, 1905

Dear Genie;-

When it is raining & you have an umbrella

May you have to hold it up
A handsome young fellow.
                            Ever your friend and schoolmate
                            Grace Goodwin
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Dear Genie:
To thine own self be true
And it must follow as the night the day
Thou cans't not then be false to any man - Shakespeare
                            Very sincerely your friend
                                       Louise Kirkpatrick
Sprague, Washington, April 20, 1904
(Note: Miss Kirkpatrick was the school teacher)
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Dear Genie,                                 
Though I reach from pole to pole
And grasp creation in my span
I must be measured by my soul
For 'tis the mind that makes the man - (Shakespeare)
                            Your sincere friend
                            Gertrude Cosgrove
Sprague, Wash., March 26, 1904
(Note:  Miss Cosgrove was a school teacher)
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                                        Sprague, Wash.,  March 23, 1904

Dear Genie:

Happy be your schooldays

Happy be your life

Happy be the little man
That gets you for his wife
                               Your friend and schoolmate
                               Ida E. Heavner
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Dear Genie,
Friendship is a knot tied
by a angles hand
Sprague, Wash.            Ethel Sanderson
Mar. 23, 1904              Remember me
______________________________________________
 
                                         Sprague, Wash., Mar. 23, 1904
Dear Genie,
When rocks and hills divide us and you know more I see,
Just take a pin and paper and drop a few lines to me.
                          Your Friend & Schoolmate
                          Lizzie Daveritz
Remember the peep-boo house
______________________________________________
 
                                      Spokane, Wash.,  May 15, 1904
Dear Friend Genie,-
In the golden chain of friendship,
regard me as a link
                                  Your friend,
                                  Lena Davis
For-get-me-not
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                                      Sprague, Wash.,  Feb. 15, 1907
Dear Genie,
Remember well and bear in mind,
A nice young fellow is hard to find,
But when you find one blithe and gay,
Swing to his coat-tail night & day.
                                Your friend,
                                   Bernice Cline
______________________________________________
 
Friend Genie -
Hearts that feel, and eyes that smile,
Are the dearest gifts that heaven supplies.
                                Your friend,
                                Lou. Brislawn
May 14, 1907
_______________________________________________
 
                                           Spokane, Wn.,  April 19, 1904
Dear friend Genie
May your life be long and
Sunny and your husband
fat and funny is the
wish from Agg M.
_______________________________________________
 
Dear Genie:-
"For-get-me-not."
                            Belle Hinton
Sprague, Wash., Mar.22, 1904
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                                            Sprague, Wash.,  May 13, '07

Dear Genie,

"Bliss in possession will not last;

Remembered joys are never past;
If once the fountain, stream, and sea,
They were, they are, they yet shall be."
                               Sincerely your friend,
                               Ephraim McGough
_______________________________________________
 
Dearest Genie:-
There is room for my name in your album
There is room for my love in your heart
There is room for us both in heaven
When true friends never part.
                              Your truest friend
                              Lena Hinton
Sprague, Wn., Mrch. 23, 1904
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                                              Sprague, Wash. April 27, '04
Dear Genie:-
"A truthful page is childhood's lovely face,
Whereon sweet innocence has record made,-
An outward semblance of the young heart's grace,
where truth, and love, and trust are all portrayed."
                                                                   Katie Neilly
 (Note:  Katie Neilly was a teacher)
_______________________________________________
 
Friend Genie
I thought, I thought, I thought in vain
At last I thought I would write my name.
                                            Walter Melcher
_______________________________________________
 
  Dear Friend Genie,
Riches are great, but Friendship is far greater.
                                            Your friend
                                             Ernest DeChenne
Sprague, Wn., Feb. 14, '07
______________________________________________
Dear Genie
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And so are you
                          Your friend
                           Beatrice McKenna
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                                             Sprague, Wash., Mar. 23, 1903
Dear Genie,
In the golden chain of friendship
please regard me as a link
                                Ina
_______________________________________________
 
Dear Genie
Upon these pages pure and white
Let none but friends presume to write
And may each line in friendship given
Direct the readers thoughts to heaven.
                                                        Your loveing friend
                                                        Winnie Nickerson
Sprague, Wash., March 23, 1904
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                                       Sprague, Wash. Mar. 23, 1904

Dear Friend,

Down by the river there is a rock

& on it says for get me not.
                                            Your Friend
                                             Dora Jensen
______________________________________________
 
Dear Friend Genia:
I hope you'll live to the judgement day
and then dry up and blow away
                                           Ray McCoy
Sprague, Wn., Feb. 6, 1907

(Note:  Ray McCoy married Genie Reding in 1917 and 

they both lived to a ripe old age)

______________________________________________
 
                                          Sprague, Wash., February 7, '07
Dear Friend Eugenia,
When you are old and ugly,
As old folks often do,
Remember that you have a friend
Who is old and ugly too.
For-get-me-not                            Ever your Friend,
                                                    Lloyd Melcher
______________________________________________
 
Dear friend Genie,
Some may wish you pleasure
And some may wish you wise
But my wish is far better
A home beyond the skies.
                                    Your Friend
                                    Julia Fish
Sprague, Wn., Mar. 23, 1904
_______________________________________________

Dear Genie:-

Lives of great men all remind us,
We should make our lives sublime;
And, departing leave behind us
Footsteps on the sand of time.
                                       Longfellow.
Feb. 7, 1907                        Your friend
                                            Lila McCoy
______________________________________________
 
Dear Genie:-
May our friendship not like the rose wither
But like the evergreen live forever.           
                                         Your friend & schoolmate
                                         Clara Sackman
                                          For-get-me-not
Sprague, Wash., March 23, 1904
______________________________________________
 
Dearest Genie:
One line is sufficient for memory.
                                  Sincerely yours
                                  Genia Campbell
 
Sprague, Wn., Mar. 23 - 1904
______________________________________________
 
Dear Genie:-
May your pleasures be as the deep blue see,
And your sorrows light as the foam.
                                                Your friend and schoolmate
                                                 Kathleen Dinsmore
Sprague, Wn., March 23, 1904
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                                             Sprague, Wash., Feb. 8, '07
Dear friend Genie:-
When the golden sun is setting
And your heart from care is free
When of others you are thinking,
Will you sometimes think of me
                                           Your schoolmate
                                            Flora Rafoth
______________________________________________
Dear Genie
May your school days be many
Happy ever given.
And when your life is ended
May you graduate in heaven
                                           Your loving cousin
                                           Anna Reding
May 15, 1904, Spokane, Wash.
______________________________________________
 
Dear Genie,
Count that day lost, whose
low decending sun,
Views from thy hand, no worthy
action done.
                                    Ever your friend,
                                    Olive Davis
May 15th, '04, Spokane, Wash.
______________________________________________
 
Friend Genia,
May your life be as happy and free
As the bounding waves of the deep blue sea
                                                         Your Schoolmate
                                                          Ferdinand Brislawn
Feb. 6, '07
_______________________________________________
 
Dear friend
I have looked these pages or and or
To see what others have been writing
And now I chase this lonely spot to
write these words - "for-get-me-not."
                                                     Lottie
______________________________________________
 
Dear Genia:
When your days of life are ended,
And this path no more you'll trod;
may your name in gold be written,
In the autograph of God.
                                                Ever your friend
                                                Maybelle McKay
Feb. 13, 1906
______________________________________________
 
                                                    Sprague,  May 5, 1904
Dear Genie:
May your life be always sunny.
This is the wish of your
                                True Friend
                                Kathryn Hamlin
Always remember your school days when I was in your class.
_______________________________________________
 
                                        Sprague, Wash., March 13, 1904
Dear Genie: 
May your life be long and happy
May yout troubles be short and few,
And the good you do to others
May sometime return to you.
                                       Your Friend
                                          Stella Beasley
_______________________________________________
 
                                         Sprague, Wn., Mar. 23, 1904
Dear Genie
Last in your album
Last in your heart
First to be remembered
Last to be for-got. 
                         Your friend always
                            Pearl Shearer
Remember when the teacher got my chalk dolls.
_______________________________________________
 
Dear Genie,-
When you get married and live upstairs
For pity sake don't put on airs.
                       Elva Wood
 
Sprague, Wash., Feb. 15, 1907
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