Friends may come, and friends may go, the old friends and the new. But through the years I have come to know. That the best of them all is You. Patient, helpful, kind and strong. My teacher, pal and guide. I can’t go wrong while we trudge along. Life’s pathway side by side.
The back of the picture reads: “To Dad from Elsie. January 15, 1930. 75th Birthday Greetings.”
Elsie is my grandmother Harriet’s younger sister. Their Dad is my great grandfather William Gordon Means, born January 15, 1855. He died March 25th, 1930, little more than two months after his 75th birthday.
William Means is buried at the Court Street Cemetery in Machias, Maine. His home was at 24 Broadway, where I grew up.