Monday

July Fun--Part One

Okay--I'm going to do something a little crazy for the remainder of the month. Hang with me here, it's a trip down memory lane.
But hopefully not just my memory lane.

I recently found an autograph book of mine. Apparently I got it for my birthday, but I ended up moving that year, (1976), so it turned into a goodby autograph book.

So I thought I'd post the entries from 36 years ago. Now, I'm pretty sure kids now don't have autograph books. Their stuff is way cooler than that, but I'm sure some of you reading the blog will remember those days.

Not only will you remember those days, you'll probably remember reading these same lines in your yearbooks. :)

The saying at the front of the book says:

This paper may crumber,
The ink someday fade...
But never the memories
of friend I have made!

Okay--honesty time here. I keep in touch with one girl that wrote in this book.

One!

But it is fun reading back through these notes and such and I was wondering if I could track down some of my friends from the 1970's! You never know!! I have last names on some of these entries, so let's see how it goes.

Sisters Kathy and Kriss McMullen gave me the book. They lived in Iowa--I lived in Ohio.

So here's Kathy's entry:

Lindi,
Happy Birthday and good luck in the future with everything including boys. Maybe you and Kriss and me can get together sometime and have a good time.
See you soon.
Love, 
Kathy McMullen

Kriss will sign when we see you! 
  

Kriss wrote:

Lindi,
Hi!
I just couldn't wait to sign it! See you soon.
No ink
No pen
Can't think
Amen.

Kriss McMullen


So, if any of you know sisters Kriss and Kathy McMullen---send them this way! 

Now it's your turn! First do you remember autograph books? If so, do you have one?

 

8 comments:

Deborah M said...

Lindi i have my moms book and she went to school with rosmary clooney and rosmary signed it. I think the older we get memories are so precious.
Debbie Malone

Deborah M said...

Lindi i have my moms book and she went to school with rosmary clooney and rosmary signed it. I think the older we get memories are so precious.
Debbie Malone

Lindi said...

Deborah--How cool is that! And I agree--we do cherish the memories more the older we get. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I still have my yearbooks with autographs. I think I only know where three of those people live now.

Linda Jackson said...

I have no idea where my autograph book is. But I do know that my daughter's book (she just graduated HS) is still in the box, unsigned, with no photos. I think Facebook and Twitter have replaced the autograph book. :(

Lindi said...

Alex--Yes--the ever-faithful yearbooks. I remember it being kind of a status thing as to how many people you could get to write in yours. Was it that way at your school?

Linda--I think it's the way of the world now. Do you think their FB messages will still be around in 36 years?

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Lindi! I remember autograph books. I had a couple for different grades in school, but I think they got thrown out with a bunch of my writing when we made our last move. :( I was totally bummed, because my baby book got lost in the last move too.

Lindi said...

Susanne--That is sad about the baby book being lost--I didn't even realized I had this book until a short time ago. Good to see you again! :)