by dm gillis
These pages have been scanned from my late mother’s elementary school autograph book, and date from 1945 to 1950. Lila’s school was Laura Secord Elementary. I would also attend in the 60s and 70s. It’s still there, on Broadway in the east end of Vancouver.
The wishes and verses on these pages, written by her teachers and fellow students, are from a very different time, before texting and selfies.