Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

29 February 2008

Vintage Autograph Book

I bought the most delightful autograph book today and want to share some of the entries. It is dated 1937-1938. The owner, Wauneta, was attending Harrison High School, however, I sat down and read it cover to cover and don't know what grade she was in. It is sooooo amazing how the times have changed as the teens now would never use such sayings as;
"Yours till the ocean wears rubber pants to keep it's bottom dry"

(Do the kids today even know what rubber pants were?)
Roses are red

Violets are blue

Peaches are green

When compared to you
When you get married

and your husband gets cross

Grab the stove poker

and say "I'm Boss!

(I'm sure today's teens don't know what a stove poker is and would they have a clue about someone being cross?)

On a mule we find two legs behind

And two we find before

We stand behind before we find

What the two behind be for
When you get married

And have twins

Don't come to my house

for safety pins
(Would they have a clue what the safety pins were used for)


In the salad of friendship, I am the nuts!

Delightful, don't you think?


  1. Wow, these are sweet sayings, I have my Grandmothers autograph book from around 1910 and not only are the sayings lovely, they are written with the most beautiful handwriting. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my goodness.....I came to your blog from a google search for "autograph books".....your book is a fun read! Now I'm entranced by your cottages of the month....I'm adding you to my blog roll....what a wonderful blog you have! :)



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