Friday 28 June 2019

Book ~ "Remember Me When This You See" (1973) Lillian Morrison

I was doing some cleaning last week and came across this book.  I have very little from my childhood besides this ... according to what I'd written in the inside cover, I'd got it in the spring of 1973 (I would have been 11).

Remember autograph books?  They were all the rage when I was young and this book was full of verses for them.  I had the autograph book for many years but it got accidentally tossed out during a move about 25 years ago.

The verses were short and it would be something to write in someone's autograph book.  Some were silly, some were cute.

Roses are red
Lilies are white;
Here is my autograph
To prove I can write.

Now I lay me down to rest,
I pray I pass tomorrow's test;
If I die before I wake,
It's one less test I'll have to take.

Ashes to ashes,
Dust to dust,
You're one friend,
That I can trust.

Be cool, don't be a fool,
Go on to high school.

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

Here's one I used often (writing in and around other's verses around the page):

Then after you'd written your verse, you would sign off with something like ...

Yours till ice screams.
Yours till the pillow cases go to court.
Yours till hens lay soft-boiled eggs.
Yours till the river Seine becomes insane.

Yes, it was a different time back then!  Ha!

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