These days when you talk about autographs it is assumed you mean the signatures of the rich and famous, of the celebrity, of names everyone recognises. Back in the late 1960s when I bought my first book you didn’t really stand much chance of meeting anyone like that, so I collected signatures of my friends and family. How could I have known back then that I would go on to keep this little book, and when I was in my mid fifties I would look back nostalgically at the little rhymes and messages that were gathered inside. As I look at the names I remember each one, different memories with each name, all a part of my childhood. So thank you, everyone who signed my little book, all except for one of you I don’t know what life has thrown at you or where you are, but I wish you all well and hope you are happy.
I think my favourite message is ‘My heart is like a cabbage, a cabbage cut in two, the outside leaves I throw away, the heart I give to you.’