David and I laughed so loud when we saw this people looked at us like we’d lost our collective minds. (Come to think of it, that’s not the first time.) BUT. Look at where the inscription…was. Look at all of that WHITE OUT. Holy Crap – that’s some kinda happily ever after right there. The fact that someone took the time to do that (David says that it obviously was the bride’s work, that the groom would’ve just chucked it in the trash) and THEN got rid of the book; speaks oodles to the level of enmity that must’ve, um, eaten these two up. Yikes.
Hands-down, this is the best bit of student doodling we’ve found inside a book. Ever. The misspelled words add charm to the unambiguous way in which the student shares his or her feeling about the book.
The book in question was written in 1945 and designed to be a part of a home economics class. With any luck, this student failed the class and enjoyed a lifetime of fun, frivolity and facetiousness!
Mama D was quite a woman. In doing some research for this little write-up, we came across her obituary in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. What a lovely testament to a woman who “fed a generation of University of Minnesota students, Tony Bennett’s band and the poor and homeless.” Amazing lady!
Singer-songwriter and poet Rod McKuen signed a copy of this book in 1980 for (at the time) Nevada Governor Robert List. Rod is credited with writing and publishing over 1,500 songs, writing scores of poems and as I write this, I can’t remember a single one. I don’t know if that’s sad, or just telling…or both.