My brother inherited our parents’ house after they passed away, and he has been steadily excavating through the piles of stuff they stored in the basement. (We’re finding out now that my parents apparently saved EVERYTHING.) He recently came across a “treasure trove” of my stuff and packed what would fit in a box and sent it to me. Although he called it “a big box of your crap,” I think a better word might be “a big box of blog fodder.” I thought it would be fun to write a series of posts about these “treasures” from the past. First up, my homemade Rolodex from high school.
Here it is … my high school Rolodex. Apparently not content to have an address book like other people, I had this small gray box that I tastefully decorated with stickers and, since I was in my “religious” phase, a homemade “Smile God Loves You” label. Classy! Let’s take a look inside shall we?
Oh look … a homemade filing system using index cards! Notice how I took the time to decorate the inside of the box as well. (Although you can’t see it, there are stickers on the bottom of the box as well.) I wonder how I created such a high-tech filing system for myself? Let’s get a close-up view of one of those cards, shall we?
Oh I see! I cleverly stapled each letter onto the top of the card! Notice the embellishments on the card … a giant E and a handy listing of whose cards are in that section. Take a wild guess about the types of people who would be listed in such a Rolodex? In reviewing the cards, I found information for various teachers, girls from my church group, some friends, my relatives and my dad’s office.
Number of phone numbers/addresses for cute boys? None. Zip. Zero. Nada.
I wonder why?
Stay tuned for next time when we take a look at my old wallet!