I'm a sucker for old books and ledgers, especially if they have writing in them. I got some for their pretty covers, hoping I will get around to making art journals with them. And I got this, a ledger from Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, 1931-32 school year.
I love the beautiful penmanship inside, so carefully written. And even though all it does is list tuition payments for that year, it does have a small glimpse into the times (Depression era). One entry says this:
Father lost position. Not able to pay, finished year, free tuition.
And then there is this old cookbook "for brides only". It had lots of notations, mostly referring to "mother" and a date. I don't know what that means. Maybe this little bride was missing her mother, or maybe those are days her mother visited. If those pages could only talk.
And I got this teeny dictionary. Its poor cover is falling apart, but the dictionary does have 18,000 words!
Here is some more of my stuff... paper stuff, metal stuff, game board suff, clock stuff, leather stuff.....
There was even more stuff that I brought home that is not pictured here - and all for a mere $25. What a bargain! But honestly, the best part of the day was just hanging out with friends I don't see much (you know who you are!!), talking and laughing and being silly at times. Don't we all need that sometimes? Actually, we all need lots More days like that!