I visited my 91-year-old friend, Ruthie today. This was her father's scrapbook, she believes made by his mother, back in the late 1800s.
I asked Ruth if she minded if I took some pictures to share; she didn't mind at all and actually seemed to get a kick out of how much something so simple excited me.
I didn't have a scanner, but the photos came out ok. You can use them however you wish.
Whoever cut these out had a way with scissors! We tried to see if they were stickers, but they appeared to be hand-cut.
Ruth had no idea where they would have gotten these pictures. I figured from catalogs or greeting cards. They had greeting cards back then didn't they?
I don't know why some pictures rotated because they're not like this in my file. Sorry!
Listening to Ruth talk about how things used to be made me want to go back in time. Things were harder in a lot of ways, but much simpler in others.
Ruth and I worked together at a school, until she decided to retire in her 80s! She's sharp as a tack and has a quick wit. Up until her health started failing, you could find her restoring huge pieces of furniture and tarring her own driveway!
She's just how I want to be when I reach that age. Shoot, she's just how I'd like to be now!
I got to bring some of her famous home-made chocolate cake home for the kids and Ted. It's like eating fudge, cake, and brownies in one shot.