Saturday, February 10, 2007

Don't judge a (baby) book by it's cover

I was going thru some stuff today and came across my Mom's baby book. The cover looks pretty nasty but inside? Absolutely wonderful!

The colored pictures and drawings are all beautiful!
Mom was born December 3,1922. On this first page her name is listed as Anne Louise. I can remember Mom telling me that she had a different name at birth but I don't remember how long it was before they changed her name to Emeline Louise which became "Emmy Lou" for the rest of her life.( Except by her father who always called her Emeline.)I don't know who is holding her but this is not my Grandma.
Aren't these pictures precious? It says here that she didn't have her first "tub bath" until she was 3 1/2 months old
She got her first toy for Christmas. It was a roly poly rattle. Does anyone know what that is?

This ribbon and piece of hair were in the book on this page. She got her first shoes in May from Aunt Cecil (my Grandmothers sister). They were white kid size 0.


The book says that Mom had the measles when she was 5 months old.


What fun it is to have such a great record of the first year of my Mom's life. Too bad we don't have books like this for every year! I do have a lot of her graduation stuff and her wedding book. I'll show you the rest of her baby book tomorrow.

PS You can see my quilts in the Feb8 post now.

7 comments:

Susie said...

I think the artwork is such a treasure. Lucky you to have such a wonderful keepsake!!
:)

Beemoosie said...

How absolutely precious! What a treasure you have! Those illustrations are so cute! Can't wait to see more.

PEA said...

What a treasure indeed!! I can just imagine how excited you were to look through this book. If you want to see what a roly poly rattle looked like, go here: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Fabulous-Vintage-Roly-Poly-Baby-Rattles-Orig-Box_W0QQitemZ120081958281QQihZ002QQcategoryZ722QQcmdZViewItem

Kentucky Gal said...

My Mama saved my baby book it made it thru three house fires...it looks pretty rough but has my info and a lock of my hair intact...just amazing...what a wonderful post!!
:-D

cityfarmer said...

Aaaahhhh I want one!!!

Lilli said...

What an incredible book! It's a real treasure :)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

What a truly beautiful keepsake.
The illustrations are wonderful.