This find was in the basement of my grandparent’s house. It’s an autograph album that belong to my grandmother. It’s not filled with autographs of the rich and famous but I found it fascinating. My grandmother is on the right pictured with one of her sisters, Armeda.
The first date in the book is January 13, 1901. It says: Don’t say no except the first opportunity you get, lest in years and years to (word I can’t make out) you may be single yet.
The second entry was written by my grandmother:
George wrote to her: Love me little, love me long, do not flirt, for it is wrong.
This one says: When you go to church and don’t get back till late, remember it is bedtime and don’t stand by the gate.
My grandmother’s sister Sasie wrote this: Strive not to live long, but to live well, how long we live, not years but actions tell.My grandmother’s cousin gave her this advice: May the bible be your guide, Kind words your delight, don’t buggy ride with pretty boys or spark late on Sunday night. This one made me laugh.
Bits of wisdom from a century ago. Most of it still holds up! Did you ever have an autograph book?