1908, Public School #1, Prussia Twp.
Posted By: Anna Richards (email)
Date: 3/6/2006 at 09:17:19
Education Is Wealth
In memory of days spent together in the school room, this token is presented with the compliments of your teacher.
District No. 1
Prussia Twp., Adair Co. Iowa
AUGUSTA COOK, teacher
Omer Vandivier, Co. Supt.
Carl H. Kramer
Carrie E. Lundy
Lizzie A. Weber
Frank J. Michel
Bertha M. Kaminky
Fern F. Fay
Ralph A. Pinkerton
Anna R. Ferber
Willie F. Tilk
Gertrude M. Schrader
Johnnie R. Michel
Carl F. Tilk
Freddie C. Ferber
Goldie E. Fay
Mollie I. Michel
Lent C. Stelling
Silvie E. Fay
Louise E. Kaminky
Johnnie H. Schrader
Carl N. Kaminky
Alva V. Dory
Mary M. Pinkerton
Edith A. Kaminky
Viola A. Michel
Johnnie C. Tilk
Fred J. Stelling
THE CLOSE OF SCHOOL
My pupils, 'tis the end of school,
The term has reached its close;
We'll say our farewells, go our ways,
And get an earned repose.
The bell no more will ring for you,
Until we meet again.
And sweet may your enjoyment be
Between this time and then.
Our separation's long or short,
There's only One can tell,
But what He does is always best.
As you all know full well.
But oft I'll think as days go by'
Of all my pupils dear;
My thoughts will wander back to you
Thro'all the coming year.
My wishes best go with you all,
My aid's at your command
To fit you for lifes battles fierce,
To lend a helping hand.
Our meeting here from day to day
Has knit us in a tie
Of friendship kindness and good will,
Which time will sanctify.
I've labored hard to teach you well,
True knowledge to impart,
To train the mind in wisdom's ways,
And educate the heart.
And well I know our coming here
For months, from day to day,
Has done you good and fitted you
To find life's better way.
You've laid faoundations sure and strong
On which to build a life,
That in the future time will shine
And triumph over strife.
But oft your thoughts will backward turn
To school of youthful days,
Where oft as boys and girts you met
When life was all ablaze
The time to say last words has come,
But ere we hence depart,
My thanks to you for kindness shown
I give with all my heart.
And now farewell! the day declines,
The sun is on the wane,
The shadows fall, the curtain drops
We break our shool days chain.
The school is out and now we part
And go our sev'ral ways
To inlgle in lifes busy mart.
And spend vacation days.
The little Souvenir booklet is in my possession.
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