Hester Miller Johnson's Autograph Book
Dec. 14, 1897 Dear Hester, Sailing down the river of life. In your little bark canoe. I wish you a pleasant trip. Just room enough for two.
San Diego, Dec. 14, 1897, Dear Hester, May your life be like a sunbeam. May your sorrows be but few. May you find a home in heaven. When your earthly tasks are through.
San Diego, Dec. 14, 1897, Dear Hester, Remember me, early remember me late. Remember the fellows you kissed at the gate.
To Hester Miller, From her Sister Verna M. Christmas 25 1897.
Never do anything at night that you will be ashamed of in the morning.
Remember the sugar tit Tommy. To Hester, May all your present hours be bright. And every peep of mourn As rosy as the dawning light. May a rosy Bliss be born.
1897? Dear Hester, Sunny may all your Future be. Without a care's alloy! And may the belles of Memory Ring only chimes of Joy,
Dear Hester, With all of your faults I Love you still.
Written in same hand in pencil around the page. Remember June 18, 99. Mum-s the word. Seven ten. I am going to see a man. Don't forget June 16th 99 Don't forget to pay M. Olds forget With your Prince??-Albert on.
January 24, 1898 This page is written at odd angles with some things over others. Dear Hester, Only on Special Occasions Remember the meal Cousin Grace says threw up.
Dear Friend, Silently one by one in the infinite meadows of heaven. Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget me not of the angels.
October 5th 1898. Dear Friend. True freeness like Ivy on the wall. Together they will stand divided they fall.
San Diego, Calif., 10-6-98. Dear Hester, Remember me when far away. If only half awake Remember me on your wedding day. And send me a piece of cake. Your friend,
Remember the night we went to the band concert. Remember the day you filled Ira's pants with water. For goodness sake don't forget the Tuesday night band concert.
San Diego, Calif., Feb. 4, 1899, Dear Hester. May your life be long and sunny. And your husband fat and funny.
San Diego, Feb. 25th 1899 Santa Ana Friend Hester:- When I am gone over the hill and far away. I don't - what I want ?/ to say.
May 27, 1899. Dear Friend, If a man is in Love, That's his Business, If a Girl is in Love, That's her Business. If they contemplate matrimony, That's my Business. W. R. Brisco
Note on bottom: This is a lie. L.H.
San Diego, June 1 , 99, April 18 -01 Dear Hester This page has lots of things written on in odd angles and is hard to read Don't forget the pitch-fork. Have you fixed the thumb stall, This is my idea. "I broke the stem of my " I can't surmise nor contrive. Saturday, May 17 I have a slight rememberence of. Coffee cake is good when it is not burnt and also the bread. Don't forget our drunken man on the track. Remember April 12 - 1901 Have you sat on a lamp lately and what about the chair. Remember the pudding dish and your friend. also the night you got locked out, and the walk home by your lonely How is Ebby-Ebby
San Diego, Cal, July 30, 1899, Dear Hester, In memory's casket I Drop a pearly For
October 27, 1899, Friend Hester, I thought I thought I thought in vain. Until I thought I'd write my name.
Dear Hester, Remember me dear Hester when upon this page you look. Remember it was Jennie who wrote this in your book. Your loving sister, Jennie Johnson 11 -2 -99
Dear Hester. When the name that I write here is dim on the page. And the leaves of your album are yellow with age. Still think of me kindly and do not forget. That where ever I am I remember you yet.
June 4, 1900. My Dear Hester. While turning over this pages. The names of friends appear. Remember you have a friend That holds you dear.
San Diego, Cal., Feb. 18, 1901, Dear Friend Mrs. Johnson. Down by a brook there stands a rock, And on the rock there stands for-get-not.
San Diego, Cal., Mrs Johnson, Dear Friend. Oh! be kind to those who love you!, Give them gladness while you may!, Here to-day, to-morrow's sun rise may be hold then passed away. Lavish love on all around you; smiles and sunshine freely strew; And like bread upon the waters, They yet will return to you.
Feb. 18, 1905, Dear Hester, I love my papa that I do and mama says she loves him too. Both of them love me I know. A thousand ways their love they say But papa says he ???? with some mean scamp I run away -
July 18, 1906 San Diego, Cal., Dear Hester! Remember me early, remember me late, remember the fellow you kissed at the gate!
San Diego, Cal., July 18, 1906, Dear Aunt Pit. God made man, man made money. God made bees. Bees made honey. Your affectionate niece,
San Diego, Cal., July 18, 1906, Dear Aunt Pit. Remember, Remember, and never forget. Your have a little friend in San Diego yet. Nannie Powers
Dear Aunt Pit, When the name that I write here is dim on the page. Still think of me kindly and do not forget. That where ever I am I remember you yet. Your niece Nannie M. Powers
Seattle Dec. 22, 1908 Could you be true if her eyese all blue she would smile at you.
This page is written at odd angles with things written on top of others. Dear Hester- Forget me not