Posted 11 years ago
This is a Botany textbook from 1903, it's my favorite in my collection. The book was 90 cents new. The reason I love this book so much is that the girl that owned it, Minnie Lea Bryan, and her friend Mildred Seal wrote notes in the book back and forth during class. Here are some of the things written in the book:
"Look how Alyce has her lips stuck out"
"What's the strongest day in the week? Sunday, because all the others are week days"
"A little boy who lived in the city was visiting his grandfather in the country. His grandfather went hunting and came back with two squirrels. Bobby went out to see him dress them. When after a while he came running in the house crying 'oh momma, come see, grandpa is taking the squirrels shirts and pants right without them knowing it'."
THIS one is the one that makes me wonder. In the back of the book this is the note:
"I heard I had a summons to court today. Reckon I have? I wish I were to get one, I believe I could tell a few things. But not against those boys. I can tell what I know that will help them. And what I know that won't help them, I'll not tell"
Wonder what that was all about??
Anyway, the notes go on and on. I just love reading it. Just wanted to share.