One of the treasures I keep in my writing desk is my autograph book – age unknown.
The inside Cover Reads:
Marjorie Ennen My Autographs – Keep Out
3947 North 6th Street
From the yellowed crinkled pages here are a few of my favorites that seem not so long ago . . .
God bless you Margie,
You are a very nice sister,
But if I had a chance
I’d sell you for a penny.
When you get married
and have twins
Don’t come to me for safety pins.
Violets are blue and so are you.
If I were a duck
And drived a truck
You would be the first that I would burst.
May you always stay as sweet and dear as you are to-day.
May all your dreams come true.
And I hope that you will be happy in whatever vocation you choose.
May God keep you good always and as happy as you are right now.
All my love and prayers for you.
Mother and Geraldine (sister)
When your school days are ended,
And the road no more you trod,
May your name be gold and printed
In the autograph of God.
Your pal across the alley, Paulette
Any wonder why one day I announced my name is MARJORIE!