Doug Williams » Palatine, Ill.
P.J. Achramowicz » Hollywood, Calif.
The Lords lived in San Francisco when young Ethel collected verses in her book, whose pages are dated between 1900 and 1903. The front cover is ivory-colored celluloid with a landscape scene. The back cover is burgundy velvet.
The first page, dated Oct. 8, 1900, has a drawing of a table, on which sits a vase with flowers laid beside it. In the corner is a spider web. The person who drew the picture wrote a verse in almost calligraphic script:
Dear Ethel: We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have done.
But my dad is funny, Leesa continued. He said, How do I know its him? I find it valuableeven if he does not.