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North Elm Common School District No. 56 - Concert - April 8, 1892

Concert at North Elm, April 8, 1892 

Over one hundred years ago graduation exercises were held at North Elm School with an elaborate program. During the 1940's the Cameron Herald published the following program from an original copy brought to the Herald office by Luther Roberts. The original copy of the program was the property of Mrs. Lee McCollum who was the former Miss Lula Westbrook. Transcribed as printed.

P R O G R A M M E

Prayer - Rev. Glazner.................................................Music - Gentle Spring

Declamation - Tight Times........................................... Dock Westbrook

Declamation - The Momentous Question......................Glen Minshew

Declamation - Be Careful in Your Play..........................Lee Fuller

Recitation - Busybodies................................................. Birdie Holland and Bettie Fuller

Recitation - The Candidate..............................................Bland Bryant

Declamation - My Brother Jim....................................... Jesse McLendon

Declamation - All Tipsy But Me.....................................Charlie Little

Music - The Quaker Courtship

Recitation - My Mother's Song...................................... Nettie McKinney

Declamation - That Figure Card......................................Johnie Thomas

Recitation - Seven Times are Seven..................................Susie Lewie

Recitation - The Soldier's Cradle Hymn........................... Maud Ellis

Declamation - The Drunkard's Looking Glass.................. Johnie Minshew

Music - Matrimonial Sweets

Recitation - Housemaid's Soliloquy....................................Mary Lewis

Recitation - The Blind Girl's Dream....................................Ruth Minshew

Dialogue - Which is the Brighter

Recitation - Hang Up Baby's Stocking............................... Arra Fuller

Dialogue - Uncle Raspy's Rule

Music - Leap by Leap the Roses

Declamation - Nursery Reminisces......................................May Bryant

Recitation - Lucy..................................................................Roxie McKinney

Recitation - Cawdleology.....................................................Clara McKinney

Dialogue - The Children of the Week..................................By Seven Little Girls

Recitation - Smile Whenever You Can.................................Pearl Colburn

Question - Which is the Greatest Evil, A Scolding Wife or a Smoking Chimney.. Dock Westbrook

Recitation - Sixteen and Sixty..............................................Ellen Westbrook

Music - I'm Going to Write to Papa

Declamation - Bog's Dogs...................................................Len Minshew

Recitation - The Gambler's Wife.........................................Clara McKinney

Dialogue - Rather Mixed

Music - Chicadedee

Recitation - One Link Gone.................................................Birtie Reece

Recitation - The Housekeepers Soliliquy............................. Etta Harbour

Dialogue - The Charity Student

Music - I'll Be Dar

Recitation - Tannyard Song...............................................Willie McKinney

Dialogue - A Wonderful Dream

Recitation - The Drunkards Bride..................................... Ida Minshew

Declamation - They Went Fishing....................................Frank Kemp

Music - Father Please Stop Drinking................................A Negro Sermon

Dialogue - The Bores of the Day

Recitation - The Drunkard's Last Scene............................Maggie Minshew

Declamation - The Lost Pantaloons..................................Johnie Thomas

Recitation - A Mother's Prayer......................................... Ruth Ellis

Dialogue - Keeping Bachelor's Hall

Music - Grandpapa and I

Dialogue - The Bogus Doctor

Declamation - Closing Address........................................ May Bryant

Recitation - The Secret.......................................................Bessie Minshew

Music - Our Parting Song.................................................The Lord's Prayer