Mildred’s Inscription

Dearest Dav:

Who does the sound of that name make you think of? Every time I hear you called Dav I always think of a certain fellow who wore a gabardine coat. He was okay but we didn’t like the coat. We have certainly had some wonderful times since we met those kids and I don’t know what we will do when they leave. However, we got along before we met them and I think we will get along after they are gone.
“I want to go to Chillicothe and where is that hemorrhage”. I don’t think that cure would have much effect it didn’t seem to anyway. I had bushels of fun coming home but can’t say as much for the trip going and during the dance. Remember to change cars about five miles out of town.
Also our many flying trips to Chilli and the wonderful times we had. You gazing at J. and me flirting with — I wonder who?
Something seems to tell me that those good old days are just about gone and it is probably for the best as we need a rest.
I could write a book on our good times but I know you will never forget them and there is no need to tell our secrets to everybody who reads this book
I will sign off wishing you the best of success in life.

Your old pal


Florence Johnson Inscription and Photograph

Reading Room

Dear Davina,

Will we ever forget these good ole days of my vacation, some day you’ll be talking of them good ole days. I’m sure you won’t forget our heart to heart talks about ES and other interesting subjects- that were common interests of ours. Don’t forget the marvelous time we had at the Elks dance 4/15/25. Then the line party Tuesday evening and the hats on backwards (effects of the wine of youth) and too remember the ‘Lords’ supper- the Wine of Youth and the Bread of Simpsons’. Remember our Christian spirit to Look up and Lift up- and too the fountain by the seat and how it cleansed itself. Oh yes- the Chesterfield Cigarettes- thrills and heart that- and thirty years old.

Since you insist- I guess I must fill another page with nonsense.
Davina I’m having such a grand and glorious time and I know we will neither of us ever forget it- I’m having such a good time that I don’t want to go home.
I wish you the best of success and happiness in your future life and I’m sure with your ideas and ideals you will have all your share of the world’s blessings. Be a friend to all (for the way to have a friend is to be one) and you will be happy.

In your garden of affection
Save for me one little spot
Plant for me one little flower
Plant the sweet forget-me-not.

Best of luck, Davina, old pal.


Florence Johnson
714 Wallmet St.
Chillicothe, Missouri

Junior-Senior Banquet, Friday, May 23, 1924


Baptist Church

Friday, May 23, 1924
Eight O’clock p.m.

Toastmaster W.H. McDonald
Greetings to Class of 1924 Hazel Agee
Response Arthur Harvey
Piano Solo Willa Ward
Citizens of Tomorrow Rex Moore
Violin Solo Oliver Duffy
School Days Julia Caldwell
Vocal Solo Theo Stone
The Dawn of Tomorrow Mrs J.C. Engle
Trombone Solo Clifford Oberg
Things Worth While O. G. Sanford


Fruit Cocktail
Creamed Chicken on Toast
Mashed Potatoes Buttered Peas
Crab Apples
Rolls Butter
Combination Salad
Cheese Sticks
Ice Cream Cake
Demi-tasse Mints

Napkin inscription- Devona got bawled out. Merbel Thompson and she were going to marry so Rex- all said.

Business Cards and Souveniers

Ethel Doyle, Erwin & I Chillicothe June 9, 1925. Fun?- I’ll say- Plans for Beaver Lake but our plans didn’t work.

(Less we forget) Herbert Saunders, Harry Morris drummer and violinist- Alley’s Cafe- Curves?? “Beasely and Red Ball yes! gods”

Did I fall? Oh! Lord. Met in Chilli, the romantic town, ride home Wed. nite at dance. Studebaker. Ditched?? Tired??

Pretty good dancer

“It’s three o’clock in the morning” Early yes? Florence, Clair Slonecker, Etta, Georgie May, Myrtle, Charlie May- More fun- Napes Cafe- Paw Paw patch- Swim- next morning

Gosh! Hard to get rid of.

April Fool- found in an alley?

Chillicothe 7-18-25 7-19-25 Swimming Fun?- Oh! gee-

Ethel Rosenbaum, me & one serious talk

Found on Harris Ave, can we forget Harris Ave Ethel?

Sophmore Freshman Reception

Sophomore Freshman Reception

In the T.O.O.J hall on the night of December 22, 1921 there assembled about 175 freshman and sophomores for their annual reception.
The hall was beautifully decorated in the color of both classes which were red and black for sophomores and marron and white for freshmen.
Throughout the evening games were played including rook and other card games. Victrola music was enjoyed by those who could get near enough to hear, and at an appointed time the lights were turned low and in came Santa amid shouts of delight and anticipation from the freshmen. He went to a tree which was standing at one end of the room and which was laden with gifts and began to distribute various parcels and packages to the delighted guests.

Shortly after the gifts were all given out delicious refreshments were served consisting of sandwiches, salad, pickles, and cocoa.
At a late hour all departed in high glee.
We all had a good time. The best thing in the evening was Derb McReynolds jig dancer. Of course we all enjoyed the ice cream and cake.

Barrington “Barry” Paris and Maurice Parker Inscriptions



Although I am very ignorant as to what I shall say, I shall proceed to put in something. I’ll remember you as the Dance Queen and also as Fair’s Drug Stores center of attraction. Remember me as a boyfriend.

Chillicothe Orchestra
“Barry” Paris

You are working at Fairs now but you will soon be married and you won’t have to work. When you do please remember that I will be looking for someone.

Maurice Parker
Jan 28, 1925