Thursday, May 10, 2012

1930's Autograph Book Tells the Tale

I found this 1930's autograph book in an antique store in Verona, PA. The cover of the book is etched with a lake scene and the words "Conneaut Lake", an amusement park in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The book includes some very precious little poems, written to Elinor, the book's owner.

Here are a couple of the poems which have not stood the test of time!

Dear Elinor:

"When you get married and your husband gets cross, pick up the rolling pin and say I'm boss."
~~ Cecilia, August 22, 1936

"Butter is better, cheese is cheese, but what is a kiss without a squeeze?"
~~ Your Pal, Shirley

"Roses are red, violets are blue, but sugar is not half as sweet as you."
~~ Mother, August 23, 1936

"When you get married and have twins, don't come up my house for safety pins."
~~ Your neighbor, Margaret

"I think you have a pretty face, and with me a space. School starts in September, I hope you can remember."
~~ Dave, May 17, 1938

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