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Pope, Amelia Irene Johnson (ed.) / Centennial history, Township of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin : souvenir booklet, 1848-1948

Springdale 1848-1948: organize group to complete town history,   pp. 5-168 PDF (45.3 MB)

Page 168

The stories in this book were told by the descendents of the
pioneers of Springdale.
And as we gather here today to this well known place, we come
in memory of our pioneer friends, to rest a little pace-to gaze
in well remembered eyes, andiclasp each other's hands. How grand
it is to know that each one understands, though the years were
slow in passing, as they brought us joys or woe, and many a bark
has gone adrift since the days of long ago. But gathered here
where hearts are true as they were in olden times, we fondly
watch them passing by, the days of many a year. We mark the time
with iamn a siglh but the smiles cover the tears. We will let them
ps, as pass they must, since they leave us crowned with love,
and trust. And out of the mist of many things, there still remains
hope that sings. Then why not laugh, as laughter floats on this
y sunmer day. And as we part, as the sun sinks low, let us
p     our hearts and hands to be loyal to SPRINGDALE as long
as the township stands. And, as to friends, we say farewell, we
know we'll meet where our PIONEERS dwell.
Thus endeth this simple scroll even where it beginneth-deep
within the hearts of the people of SPRINGDALE.
If there are disappointments, I am sorry, for I have done
my best. I have tried to reach every one by advertising in the
newspapers, by letter. by card, by word. Again I thank you.
-Rev. Amelia I. J. Pope.

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