Teacher's autograph albums full of notes from 'dear friends'
June 29, 2022
Among the more unexpected finds at the East Linn Museum are two small autograph albums and a photocopy of a third.
Some of us might remember having such collections as young ladies in grade school. Boys may have owned them, too, but most often it seemed to be the girls. Sometimes these albums came with fancy covers, or with different-colored pages: yellow, peach, lavender and light robin's-egg blue.
What to write became the question. It had to be profound to live in memory. Likely, "Roses are red, violets are blue" came to mind, but "Skunk cabbage stinks, and so do you" had to be discarded...