The Todd Family and a wonderful Sr. year of High School

High school memory books are some of my favorite types of family memorabilia. I’ve blogged about my grandmother’s 1930 book on this blog previously HERE and HERE. These “memory books” are an amazing glimpse into a special year for most … Continue reading

Erma Franscioni, and a renewed appreciation for yearbooks

Erma Franscioni is a serious looking 8 year old in the 1923 Second grade class of Gonzales Grammar School in Gonzales, Monterey county, California. Like many of her classmates her parents were from Switzerland; her father a farmer. The first … Continue reading

The second graders of Cannery Row, 1923

Little 8 year old Sam Yop Jr. almost didn’t know his father. Sam is pictured here with a wonderful group of ragamuffin kids living in Gonzales, Monterey county, California in the year 1923. Sam’s father (Sam Yop Sr.) worked on … Continue reading

A. C. Hoppmann, that’s “Judge Hoppmann” to the rest of us

Another product of the 1896 class of the University of Wisconsin Law School, A. C. Hoppmann – or, as I believe him to be, August Charles Hoppmann. Mr. Hoppmann has a very stable pattern of documentation for his lifetime in … Continue reading