Monday, December 06, 2010

A journal from the past

Albert Schanz filled his journal with details of teenage life. Maybe that's not too unusual. Many teens keep a journal. What is unusual is that this teenager lived in 1909 and his journal survived him.

You can read his observations about money and work. Same as any teenager today I'd guess. Except the cost of a show was not $8 but only fifteen cents. A newspaper was ten cents. Big money considering that he only made a dollar for ten hours of work at his father's grocery store.

Click on the image and read some of the content summarized at the forwarding site.

Speaking of journals. I've got a ton of journals I need to sell. And I have pens I need to sell or give away. I just need to unload my bookcases and drawers.

How about a contest?

The best quote wins this 4x6 Watson-Guptill Sketchbook journal. This journal is free. (But you have to pay shipping, about $3.) I'll include a free pen.

Here's the first challenge: Comment on this post with the best quote or saying you've heard or made up.

Remember, the best quotes are one sentence, humorous, and have a twist.

Here's an example and one of my favorites:

I want to die in my sleep like grandpa and not kicking and screaming like the people in his car.

I'll select the winner.

The keyboard is my journal. - Pharrell Williams