Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aunt Tillie

This is the last autograph in little Lester Harms' album.

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Images courtesy of Eldon Harms.

Aunt Tillie was Lester's father's half-sister, born Mathilda Harms, having become, in 1904, Tillie Niksch.

Here she is quoting an anonymous poem. She quotes the poem closely, her spelling is perfect, her handwriting is controlled.

I have been told by a couple of people who knew her that Aunt Tillie was a formidable woman who held strong opinions and did not shrink from expressing them.

After that, we come to the back cover of the autograph album, with a pig sticker.

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