A little book. A book full of blank pages, that a young gal of fourteen would take to school so her friends could write her poems and sign their names. A book that was small enough that she could tuck it into the pocket of her skirt.
A young gal of fourteen that would give her brother a chance to write in her book.
Linnell, Minnesota 12/25/03
As you stand before the tub
Think of me before you rub
And if the water is too hot
Drop in a sweet forget- me-not
From your brother Curtis Abbott
On the back cover..the last page in the book.
Linnell, Minn 12/17/04
I is the last but I trust not the least
This was Aunt Mae’s book…it now belongs to cousin Connie. Far Guy’s maternal grandfather is Curtis Abbott. It was a real treat for us to see this little book.
Curtis was born in Canada on January 26, 1888. They moved to Minnesota and Mae was born on November 09, 1889 in Lake Eunice Township, Minnesota.
So we have a 15 year old boy writing to his 14 year old sister…and he wrote something nice. Something nice that made his grandchildren smile.
Written words..cards, letters and notes..and poems in a tiny book..take the time to write something to someone today:)