A Poem to Start Claire’s Year

This poem was found in the front of Claire’s diary in 1909. Join us as we relive the life a young girl in Kalamazoo at the turn of the 20th Century.

Claire Wight / Kalamazoo MI
“When I am dead and gone a
And all my bones are rotten
This little book will tell my tale
When I am quite forgotten.”

(author unknown) by me.

Portrait of Claire Wight

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