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In Their Own Words…

Scrapbookers writing about their own books

Albert Johnson, 1919

Folks, I am pasting here little things I have picked up now and then. Now, if you think my tastes are queer, have a heart and congratulate me for the effort I made to put together a little remembrance of my young days. - Al Johnson
2017-07-31T21:43:42+00:00
Folks, I am pasting here little things I have picked up now and then. Now, if you think my tastes are queer, have a heart and congratulate me for the effort I made to put together a little remembrance of my young days. - Al Johnson

Genevieve Sartor, 1927

Genevieve Sartor is my name. America is my nation. Sandusky, Ohio is my station. Heaven is my expectation. When I am dead an in my grave, this little book will tell my name, when I am quite forgotten
2017-08-08T12:17:10+00:00
Genevieve Sartor is my name. America is my nation. Sandusky, Ohio is my station. Heaven is my expectation. When I am dead an in my grave, this little book will tell my name, when I am quite forgotten
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