Monday, April 4, 2011

more books




When my mom was visiting last week she brought over some books that she had found in their basement. If I've ever grumbled about how my parents had books that I wanted to use for art purposes, these are (almost) the books I was looking for. The ones I remembered were in my grandpa's shop/garage and were all old train books. Oddly enough, these are train books from my other grandpa. Like I said, there's railroads on both sides of my family - q.e.d. :)

As far as I can tell, he bought them from somebody at a garage sale or something - Fred Ackerland was the original owner and Robert Houx was my grandpa. Fred Ackerland (or is it Ackerlund?) must have been a teenager or so because there's a ton of random stuff stuck into the books with him practicing his signature. Isn't there a certain age where you are really interested in making your signature look cool?

Anyway, I've only just started scanning things out of these but I thought you might enjoy a small selection. I love that my grandpa left them all in there too.

Oh, and the Ryan Hotel is still there :)

4 comments:

hollie said...

so great!! one of the best things is looking through a mystery box of old books and papers. you have some great finds! it makes me want to go dig around in my parents' attic. :p

June rhymes with moon said...

don't get me wrong, I love mysteries as much as anybody, but I like that these are things that aren't totally orphaned :)

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

fun! looking forward to seeing what you do with them.
thanks for the birthday wishes xx

June rhymes with moon said...

thanks Belinda!