Last week my dad brought me a couple of books that have been in the family a few years.
A few years as in…well, this one was used by my great-great grandmother when it was new. Check out that date.
Here’s her signature.
Dad and I really enjoyed looking through the (brittle, delicate!) books and seeing her handwriting and notes. The content of the book was a lot of fun to browse through, as well. In fact, it might just come in handy for homeschool.
Then there was this history book that was used by my great-grandmother (daughter of the above) and her sister.
I’d like to compare the information in this one to the Texas History books currently being used in public school. Ha.
Turns out my great-grandmother (we all called her “Mom”) made a lot of notes in the margins of this book. Lots of pages look like this:
It also turns out that she was a girl who liked to write notes in class.
And my very favorite part of all of this?? Finding this page and taking a moment to realize what I was looking at.
“Dad, I found something written backwards!”
We grabbed a mirror and proceeded to laugh ourselves silly. What a wonderful find! Turns out “Mom” was a bit of a rebel when she was young.
Having trouble making it out?
“Doctor Taylor sertainly is ugly, isn’t he, Davie?”
HA. Naughty, naughty girl! I wish I’d gotten to have more time with her, but she died when I was 10. She was our family rebel and I’d bet she could have told some stories!
Check out that sass. And that short hair! Rebel, I tell ya.
Here she is as a young mother holding my grandmother who was born in 1930.
These books (and obviously the photos) are great family treasure in my book.