TitleWatkins A Few Old Favorites
Date of Originca. 1916
ManufacturerLeo. Feist, Inc.
Booklet of sheet music, orange cover, 24 pages. On the front cover there is a drawing of two people standing by a piano, singing, two children are seated nearby, mother in chair.
Back cover has a box that reads "Your Watkins Dealer". Inside the box, written in pencil, is the following: "Ayers Vir. Park", At the top of the back page reads "4,460,050 Bottles of Watkins Liniment Sold In A Year!".
Although it's uncertain who the traveling salesman "Ayers" is, the "Vir. Park" is Virginia Park.
This booklet of sheet music belonged to the donor's sister, Louise Dykstra Brinks. Louise was born 12-16-1922 in Holland, MI to William and Laura Dykstra. She died in Holland, MI on 4-11-2016.
The following is from her obituary...
"Louise is survived by her brothers: Marvin and Dorothy Dykstra of Holland, Earl and Lois Dykstra of Grand Rapids, Robert and Marilyn Dykstra of Holland; brother-in-law Bob Busscher of Fennville and sister-in-law Esther Dykstra of Hudsonville, as well as by many nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Roger John Brinks, her sisters Betty Prins and Ruth Busscher and her brother LaVerne Dykstra. Also preceding in death are sister-in-laws Henrietta Zeerip and Johanna Woordhuis.
Louise was a lifelong member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at Holland Community Hospital. Louise also worked to establish two scholarship funds with the Community Foundation in the Holland/Zeeland area."
Gift ofDykstra, Robert "Bob"