A young man goes avisiting in December 1886.Chillicothe, Ohio Dec. 26, 1886 Mr. Woltz: May happiness ever be thy lot, Where’er thou shall be; And joy and pleasure light the spot, That may be home to thee. Your friend, Carrie Baker
And this in purple ink. I guess I never thought about them using anything but black ink to write with way back when. Found this Autograph book awhile ago. I don’t intend to take it apart, but do enjoy looking at the penmanship (wish I could write like that) and reading the poems/quotes.Sinking Spring Ohio Dec 28th 1886 Cousin Jesse: When memory with her golden key, Unlocks the past please think of me. Your cousin, Nettie
The stickers are so pretty, embossed with delicate stems and tiny flowers.
Some of them I’m thinking…what was that about? And the punctuation, sometimes there and sometimes not. Guess some things never change.Dear Jesse Think of the cold night You had the door locked on you But come again its all right now Your Aunt Ella M Patton Sinking Spring Dec 28/.86 Ohio
I like this dog, first imagined it was a pen he was holding but I guess it might just be a stick.Jesse Honesty Square dealing you will find it the foundation of success Your Uncle S Patton Sinking Spring Dec 28 1866
And finally, the back cover. Are you going visiting this Christmas? How about bringing an autograph book along to document the occasion? I’m glad Jesse did. Wouldn’t he be surprised to learn 122 years later his book is still treasured.
Hm, just realized you can’t enlarge the photos like you used to. Don’t know why, I thought I was doing them like I always have. Something else to look into. Any ideas?