I wonder if that was her writing on the first page. I'm guessing it was because it looks like something an 8 year old might have written.
And I wonder what this means. Was that someone's signature?
This page cracks me up! Mildred Riecks wrote on Jan 25, 1905....
When you are old
And cannot see;
Pick up your specks,
And think of me.
Your school mate, Mildred Riecks
It seems that 100 years ago kids were called 'schoolmates' rather than 'classmates'.
Even little brother Wilton Gunzendorfer got into the act. He wrote this on October 27, 1908.
There is lots of forget me not in the garden of Loraine.
And look at this - Ferdinand Gunzendorfer, Loraine's grandfather and my 2nd great grandfather, signed the book on February 25, 1904.
|From your loving grandpa|
To his dear grand daughter Loraine
I knew that Ferdinand spoke many languages and these pages show that - just not sure what language they're in.
Even the men had autograph books. Next time we'll see one of those.