Tuesday, August 31, 2010

School Daze

My mom's autographs book from her school days seemed like the perfect thing to share for this week's SLICE OF LIFE. The prompt  is School Daze.  These two books are counted in my list of most treasured possessions.  

First a picture of my mom when she was a teenager. 

I have two autograph books that span from 1933 to1936.

Here are the inside covers.

She went by the last name Maggis because "they" didn't want her to use her Italian surname in school.  I never really understood why.

One book had a list of her school mates whose autographs are inside. She went to high school at Ryerson School in London, Ontario, Canada.

 This one was actually upside down in the book. 

For the most part the little sayings just make me giggle. 

And I can't imagine teenagers being so silly now.  

Even when I went to school 40 years ago (yes, it's been that long!!) we didn't write things so silly in our yearbooks

My mom even let her sister sign, this is my Aunt Eva's entry.

I love all the little yours till......

This one was my mom's best friend growing up.  They stayed in touch for over 70 years. My middle name was the same as Lilian's mother...Alice.

This saying seems a little risque for the time. 

This of course was actually on the last page of the book.

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Jocelyn Christensen said...

What a treasure!

hummer said...

This is awesome. Reading the comments are so fun. Wish I had something like that from my mom. Great reading.

Texasblu said...

THAT IS SO COOL!!! What a wonderful, wonderful thing to connect with your mom. Thank you for showing us - I didn't even know they had books like that!

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