Pack rat in your family

As I have been going through my boxes of inherited treasures, I found my grandmother saved everything. Thank goodness she was a touch of a pack rat! Pamphlets and programs and newspaper articles. One thing I have to share was the guest book from her wedding in 1946. The amazing part is the small pamphlet has signatures of my great great grandparents! A signature really humanizes these people to me. I think of how they too touched this piece of paper I now hold in my hands.

Wedding guest book

Wedding guest book

I noticed my great great grandfather signed Grand Pa Yuill! It is a clue to what name he went in the family. I have also found in other papers that my great grandmother went by the name Grammy. It is these little pieces of history that really are exciting. Happy Wednesday to you all!