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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: The Notebook

It is time to make a another pit stop with Coloradolady at Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you have time, stop by for a visit with her. You will have a good time and not leave disappointed.





This week, I have a few vintage treasures to show you. These have been well cared for down through the years and I hope you enjoy looking at these little treasures from long ago.


This is the students in the 1923 graduation class of Leary, Texas. This post is in honor of the fourth girl on the front row.


They had the same thoughts about class mates leaving at graduation as we do today. Only difference, at one time we used what was called an autograph book. We asked our friends to write a parting note to remember them by. Now we have the annuals. Back then she only had a cheap notebook. I do not know why she waited later to get her friends remarks and not at graduation. Perhaps, she did not have enough money to even buy this simple little notebook.


This is a page she chose to write for herself. Each of her friends were asked the same questions. I found them most interesting. I trust you will find pleasure in reading vintage thoughts from the 20's. (Click on any of the photos to make them larger)

This page was written by her mother.

This page was written by her very best girl friend, Willie Turner. Note she is only 14 years of age.


This photo shows this lady with her friend Willie Turner. Willie is on your right in the picture.

This page is from a young man that she obviously cared a great deal about at that time.

Eva Shaw, another friend, was the writer of this page.

These are the future dreams of Stella Anderson.

These are the thoughts of Fay Goodwin. Did you notice Fay is only 11 years old when she wrote this. There is several more pages of her friends, but the notebook is so old and fragile, the pages were too old to get a good picture.

Apparently, she was was a thinker and had a lot of favorite sayings she liked. She wrote a number of pages of her favorites. This is only one of the many pages.

In closing this vintage book of memories, this is the precious lady which I have shared a small portion of her life with you. This was taken in 1926. I am proud and honored to say she was my mother.

30 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It is so cool that you have all those momentos from your mom!!! I really enjoyed looking at them all.

Postcardy said...

Very interesting. Maybe that was their old-fashioned version of Facebook.

~~Carol~~ said...

What a great keepsake of your mother! It gives a great insight into what she was like at that age. It's priceless!

Amy said...

I love your treasures :-)

barncat said...

How neat that you have this from your Mom, what a treasure!

Bea said...

What a great post. How neat that you have this of your mother's.

Sarah said...

What a wonderful treasure for you to have and to hand down to your daughter or grand daughter.
I can almost hear the girls giggling as they read the written messages.

bj said...

This is all so interesting. I'm glad you have these memories.
I, too, have an autograph book that I had in 4th grade. It's so fun to go back and look at it..Thanks for reminding me..now I can do a post on the ole vintage thing!! haha..
xo bj

CC said...

Such a wonderful,sweet treasure you have. And all the pictures...makes the notebook even more precious.
Happy VTT....have a lovely weekend.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful treasure of your mom's younger days, hopes and dreams. This is also a valuable piece of primary source information for historians.

Vicky said...

Wow, indeed what a vintage treasure, wonderful momentos from your mom(2009-1926= 83 years ago!!)
Hope you have a great week.

Kristine said...

What a great thing to have! I would love to have something like this of my parents...what a great way to see your mother in a new light.

Kristine

Roslyn said...

We had autograph books too & oh the funny things we wrote.Thanks for the memories.........

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh gosh.. what an awesome post! i love the story that goes along with the photos.. priceless & precious treasure! Happy VTT

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

that was just delightful and i was mesmerised reading it, LaVoice!..i was especially interested in reading the answers to what you intend to be..Stella Anderson replied 'a rich man's honey, marry him for the money'..ssoo funny :)

Angelika said...

What a fascinating post!! Thank you for sharing.

I just stumbled on your blog. Bravo to you lovely lady! How wonderful that you got into the blogland adventure and enrich so many people that way!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What precious memories these are. I have a memories book of my Mom's that I had forgotten about until this post.
Thank you for sharing these with us.
Molly

RetroRuth said...

Wow! I love this post. What a fantastic momento to have of your mother.

Smilingsal said...

Oh how poignant; she chose to be a "dish washer." I'll just bet she got that wish! LOL

Thanks for sharing this treasure.

Carrie said...

What a sweet treasure!I've never seen a compilation like this. It was interesting to see what career each person listed.

In my junior high in the sixties we had autograph books with sometimes funny rhyming entries.

Miri said...

This is just a lovely post! Its wonderful that you have this notebook of your Mom's...and it does remind me of the autograph books we used to have-especially the poems!

I'm posting pictures of my husband as a boy today...its for his birthday!

Kellie said...

That was fun...I love that the slang words were things like "Well, I'll Say" and "Gosh"!

Keetha Broyles said...

Very lovely - - - thanks for sharing these snippets of her school girl life!!

Paige said...

What a fun thing to have from your mother. An inside look to a part of her life, priceless!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

What a great Vintage post...treasured memories! Happy VTT to you!

fortheloveofthrift said...

How gorgeous, I nearly choked up at the end when I found out it was your mom! She looked beautiful! How very sweet. I loved reading everyone's thoughts, and my favourite were people's slang words, like Oh gee and Oh boy! What lovely days.

Hank - Joyce said...

Joyce said mother looked just like you setting on the running board of the car. It brought great memories - thank you

Jewelgirl said...

Wonderful paper ephemera from your family. A lovely historical tribute to your Mom and days gone by! :)

Susan said...

What a treasure you have in this notebook. And the entries are fascinating to read. This type of keepsake isn't done today, we just scribble our name on a card but this is truly priceless.

Coloradolady said...

I have a great thought today...this would be the perfect companion to the cookbook I have from your mom. Perfect. Now just remember that... :)

Great post today, I think it was enjoyed by all.

Happy VTT!