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This Small-Town Texas Yearbook From The '20s Is Absolutely Delightful

In a town of fewer than 2,000 people, Taylor's class of 1920 seems to have had a pretty good year.

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The yearbook is packed with sincerity, and the fun that the class of 1920 had together in "the happiest days of [their] lives" shines through.

The faculty page used a really scary font, which looks particularly gothic naming PRINCIPAL YOUNGBLOOD.

Each graduating senior got a rhyme written about them by Ms. Ennola Robertson.

Taylor High School / Via Summer Anne Burton

Her own rhyme reads:

"Now here is the rhymer, whose verses

You've been reading with wondering air

Ennola Robertson is the name of the lassie

Who wrote these and others with care."

I like the looks of Beth Beck.

Taylor High School / Via Summer Anne Burton

The poem:

"Beth Beck's fair face now comes to view

In simple school girl glee;

A cartoonist and a declaimer,

She's pug [?!] in her dignity."

Ralph Marek was the tallest of the seniors and was mighty dandy as well.

Taylor High School / Via Summer Anne Burton

"Ralph Marek is the next we see here,

He's the tallest of the Senior men;

We're proud of him as a member

And an athlete who can help win."

Predictions were a big thing.

This section is a whole list of students, their nicknames, occupations, appearance, ambition, and "what each will likely be."

Samples:

"Perrie Mae Offield / Pete / Flirting with Joe / Not very tall / To be a dietician / Owner of a candy kitchen"

"Annette Fritz / Fritzy / Laughing all time / Plain / To marry a Texas / Wife of a Californian"

"Carl Mares / Rusty / Entertaining the class / Little but loud / To be cute / He is"

A summary of class parties probably wouldn't make it into today's yearbooks...

Taylor High School / Via Summer Anne Burton

"Bunco was the chief diversion of the evening."

All in all, it seems like the class of 1920 had a damn good time.

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