Cute Story from the Past – KISS ME


(Excerpt transcribed from The Columbia Breeze, Columbia, Alabama August 25, 1892)


An amusing incident occurred in a certain town a few days ago, and that is too grand to be lost. One of our celebrated composers has written a very pretty song, entitled “Kiss Me.” A very pretty blushing maid having heard the song, and thinking she would get it with some others stepped into a book store to make a purchase. One of the clerks, a modest young man, stepped up to wait on her. The young lady threw her veil back, saying;

“I want Rock me to Sleep.”

The clerk got the song and put it before her.

“Now,” said the young lady, “I want, Wandering Refugee.”

“Yes ma’am,” said the clerk, bowing, and in a few moments he produced the “Refugee.”

“Now. “Kiss me,” said the young lady, meaning, of course, the song above mentioned.

The poor clerk’s eyes almost popped fire as he looked at the young lady in astonishment, for he was not aware of the fact that a song by that name had been written.

“Wh what did you say miss?”

“Kiss me,” said she.

“I can’t do it, miss; I never kissed a young lady in my life,” said the clerk.

About that time a veil dropped, a young lady left in a hurry, the clerk felt sick, and the proprietor lost the sale of some music.


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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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