I purchased my first autograph book in 2021 and have been researching the original owner, Ramona Holmes. The little red book is from Paris, Texas in the 1940s. Ramona was meticulous in documenting details, making it relatively easy to research the individuals who signed her book. I know her best friend and her favorite teacher, for instance. It has been awhile since I’ve blogged about Ramona (I have acquired 5 other autograph books… and have many hobbies that compete for my time). But I thought this year would be a good time to resume the Ramona blog series. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 3
I recently purchased a little red autograph book from Curiosities in Dallas. It belonged to an 8th grader named Ramona Holmes who lived in Paris, Texas in 1946.
I’ve spent some late nights researching the people and places referenced in the book. I was also able to cajole my friend Tore into a day trip to Paris for further research.
This post focuses on a favorite teacher…. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2
I recently went to my favorite antique store in Dallas (Curiosities) to purchase an autograph book from the 1800s. But by the time I arrived the book was sold. Since it’s a long drive – I made the trip worthwhile. I scoured the store and found a consolation purchase that ended up being an even better gem. This little red autograph book belonged to Ramona Holmes, a student at J. G. Wooten School, in Paris, Texas. The autograph book is dated 1946. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 1