Nana

Addie's high school autograph book, January 1926

Addie's high school autograph book, January 1926

My grandmother, Adeline “Nana” Knowles, passed away early this morning. She would have celebrated her 98th birthday later this month, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Among some of her treasured belongings I came across a little autograph book from her high school days.

Inside the album

Inside the album

The little book is chock filled with rhymes written in the most careful cursive penmanship. Her opening entry is as follows:

Go little album, far and near

To all my friends so fond and dear

That they may each write a page

For me to read in my old age.

Adeline V.  Flattery

January 26, 1926

To my knowledge, Nana had this little album close by until very recently. It is a gem, just as she was, and we will miss her.

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