It's time for Vintage Thingies Thursday.
This week my post is all about vintage papers & books my Mum saved for me. I don't think she did this for my three younger siblings but I was the first- you know how we run out of steam after the first child!
My Baby Book records first tooth, first words, first steps, first Christmas you know the drill & Mum had saved my birth announcement from the "Sydney Morning Herald" & "Christening" notice in "The Parish Register" and my Baptismal Certificate. Somewhere in our safe is my original birth certificate too!
Age one year, I'm sure Mum made this dress too.
Here's what's left of my Christening robe, it was a couple of feet longer, all lace insertions but my frugal Mum cut it down & my younger sisters wore it as a day dress, too bad eh? Mum made it with tiny stitches it really must have been lovely.
Anyone remember these two, "Donkey's Glory" & "A Stands For Angel".
Some favorite books "Jeep", a story about a puppy..........
I thought Clover Fairy was the best...........
and my very favorite when I began to read.
All are circa 1940's most have salutations dated 1947. You can see by their condition that they were well used & well loved- now what to do with them, re-bind, or just leave as is?.
The most recent is the Prayer Book that I received for my confirmation in 1957- it too is falling apart.
Last is my report card from 6th. grade at the one teacher school we attended in rural New South Wales. There were eleven students in my class. Mr Donaghoe expected perfect writing & mine was obviously not up to his standards as you can see by my grade!
Now for more fascinating visits to the past check in with our VTT hostess Colorado Lady for a list of other participants.