An important part of every Amish teenaged girl was having an autograph book.
We got our friends to sign it, carried it with us to singings when ever there were visiting youth in the community, packed it in our suitcase when ever we went traveling.
I love reading through mine and remembering all the friends I had. Most entries I can still picture and relive the events that occurred on the day they were written.
My favorite "go to" verse I used to pen into my friends' autograph books was:
When evening draws its curtain
And pins it with a star
Remember that you have a friend
No matter where you are.
Though not a common practice, I asked my Mom to be the first one to sign my book. I really treasure that entry!