Autograph books were a widespread fad in the 1950s ... how many years did that last, I wonder. Most girls of a certain age had a favourite rhyme memorized for requests to fill a page in my book. A lot of them started with "Roses are red, ..."!
A cousin wrote:
My favourite elementary school teacher was well-prepared:
And my aunt! Words for the ages:
This is much more representative of my autograph book entries and boarding school days: