Cleaning out my father-in-law's abode after we had to say goodbye was hard. Finding this triangle shaped burnt orange velvet autograph book made it all the sadder as I had so much more I wanted to say.....
The first page of the book tells us that Papa Christmas brought the book in 1890 to a young girl. This girl was the mother of my father-in-law.
One of the many pages in the book tells us young Hazel used the book over a time frame of about three years.
Ahhh, genealogy. Thanks for keeping this memento so my children could catch a glimpse of their great grandmother Hazel. And, yes, I will take off my specs and think of you and the past in Sharon Springs, New York.