This is the fourth installment of Cecile’s Scrapbook, the scrapbook of teenager Cecile Clara White.
The page below has quite an assortment of items. I find it interesting that she saved the postmarks from letters. Each is designated with initials to indicate the sender. I’m not sure who the initials stand for. It’s possible V. W. is Cecile’s sister Violet White. Perhaps Grandmom (Cecile) was off visiting elsewhere and received a letter from her sister.
Grandmom (Cecile) apparently was intrigued by Elliott Roosevelt, the president’s son. I wonder what prompted her to cut that article out.
Below is the content of the envelope addressed to Cecil White on that page. Cecile played basketball throughout high school.
Below is a photograph of the boys’ basketball team at Dobson High School in 1933. Lots of common Surry County, NC surnames and likely a few cousins listed there.
This is the text of the postcard on the page above.
Just a card to let you
know I am all O.K. I seen
Miss Jackson and Miss Beady
Saturday at Asheville. I
am not coming home at
the end of the month. I am
going to Johnson City Tenn
Your brother Jasper
Jasper White was the oldest of Stella and James Abe White. He was about 17 years old when he wrote this postcard.