Do you collect autographs from friends or other people?

United States
September 1, 2009 12:26pm CST
I remember a time when in grade school, autograph books were very popular. They were small and came with pages in all different colors, and we would ask others to write a small message or greeting, and sign their names to it. I still have mine, and love to see the messages friends and relatives left for me as a young girl...brings back so many memories, just as the "yearbooks" from high school do with all their photos and all the things friends wrote in them. Do you have such books or collect autographs from people you know? Not famous people, just friends and relatives. Thank you for any responses Karen
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@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Hello my friend How is you day? Good question, I use to have my old year books but some years back I lost quite a bit of things that meant the world to me, I try not to think of it this is my way of forgetting I guess I have no other choice not like I can get those things back , it is always a good idea to keep these things, I will encourage my grandson to do this Another great question smoochess my wonderful friend. I am a little slow today connection not being nice to me.
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• United States
2 Sep 09
Hi Kitty Kat...the day has gone good, thanks. How about yours?? Oh, lordy, in the process of the divorce, I lost soooo many things to theft, some of it simply not replaceable, but I did have a few precious things I had taken with me...including the autograph and yearbooks. So...I am so sorry this thing happened to you! Yes, encourage that grand baby to do this :))) Tell your connection: Pfffffffffttt! Hugs, Karen
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Hello my wonderful friend I am glad you were able to keep those things its sad losing things that mean so much to us, my connection really worked my nerves today I don't know what is going on its better now thank goodness, glad you had a good day my friend you started some great discussions thank you for that. smoochess my friend goodnight.
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• United States
2 Sep 09
You say the sweetest things...a real lift to my spirit. I hope your connection behaves today. It's such a pain and frustration when they don't! Karen
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 09
Yes, at the last few days of school semester, we will always exchange autograph books among each others. We will bring home, write and stick whatever sticker or even pictures, into another friend's autograph book. so, the next day, we will exchange back the autograph book with each other. Nice memories always fly back whenever i saw those autograph books.
• United States
2 Sep 09
Hello there MYFB...those last days of each school year are such a good time to exchange photos and autographs. Years down the road, it is such a pleasure to look at them and remember good friends and good school days. :)) I am glad you have those things, too. Have a wonderful night. Karen
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 09
Yes, those days was really great days and gives me a lot of nice memories that, i think will last me a lifetime...
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• United States
9 Sep 09
...and those memories are so precious! I hope you have a great day.
• India
14 Sep 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, Well, sorry to dis-appoint you. But I do not possess any of those things, nor ever thought to make such things impressing on myself. Yesterday, only my younger son, while teaching hi selder daughter preparing for her ist std. half yearly exams, brought his progress card of Ist std. and asked me who had signed, he was trying to recollect his teacher, while he was in Ist std. we were trying to recognise from teacher's signature. I tehn understood, what you think of recalling memories. WE just went into those days, when our son was studying in Ist std. Really, you are a great Lady.May God bless You an dhave a great time.
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• United States
15 Sep 09
Hi my friend. That is not a disappointment to me, for each of us have our own things or customs that are meaningful to us, but not always followed by others. But yes, these are a couple of the things from our youth that bring back to us wonderful memories! I am glad you and your son discussed such memories :) Karen
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• India
30 Sep 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, So nice of you for acknowledging my relationship with my son, who is like my friend now. We discuss many things including parenting by him to his children. May God bless You and have a great time.
• India
8 Sep 09
hey even i remember those day when i was in school and in graduation. Requesting for filling up the autograph books, and even i used to fill for them. Those are for memories, those days which we enjoy together with our friends in different and best ways we can and not to forget those memories we do so.
• United States
9 Sep 09
Hello Luckier. So true, that we collect those messages, names, and pictures during our school days to have them even many years later. I love going through those "yearbooks" from time to time, and thinking back on all the people I met in school and wondering what they are doing now. Thank you for responding and have a good day. Karen
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
3 Sep 09
When I was in my teens myself and my best friend at the time used to collect famous star's autographs, actors and actresses who starred on tv, from quiz shows, to game shows to soaps etc... I got the idea from him as he started first, I would love looking through his vast collection of autographs which he kept in beautiful bounded albums, he would write to the star and request their autograph! Well I started and before long I was starting to build up a nice collection. Some would refuse or send back letters saying they don't send out photos etc, but on the whole I got a good response, some of them signed, some of them even put personal notes on them, to Brian from .... etc. It was a wonderful hobby and I used to love waiting for the postman to get more autographs etc. Sadly because I moved so many times I got rid of the albums, I'd be they'd be worth quite a lot now, especially on Ebay :0(
• United States
3 Sep 09
Hi Wolfie...good to see you. What a nice thing to collect...I don't have any "famous" autographs, but that would be a great hobby. Oh yeah, they would be worth a bundle today! Perhaps it's something you'll pick back up someday. Have a great evening and thanks for responding. Karen
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
I collect some autographs back when I was in y high school days. I don't even remember where I have place those dozens of autograph collection. I really love collecting them seeing people you know their reading their inner self and knowing them more. I never thought that there are still people out there collecting autographs.
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• United States
2 Sep 09
Hi Marctiu. Yes, people here still do this, usually in their school yearbooks or when exchanging photos with little messages written on the back. Sometimes when we're older, they do get misplaced, but what a nice surprise when we find them again and look back through things that trigger good memories from another time in our lives! Karen
@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
2 Sep 09
Hi Karen! It was fascinating to collet autographs, when were were in our late teens and I would collected autographs of my dear friends and relatives. Many of the friends have separate in due course of time, due to various reasons, I do have their authographs, letters and greeting cards with me, even now.........LOL! I think it was great fun to collect others'(read friends/relatives) autographs/greeting cards, at that time. Deepak
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• United States
2 Sep 09
Hello Deepak. I agree, such things are fascinating and a wonderful way to recapture memories and realize how we've all grown and changed throughout the years. We all grow up and go our separate ways, so those moments caught and kept mean a lot to us! Karen
@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
yes, i do love collecting pictures of my friends and put it in my photoalbum even until now. whenever i check them, i always look at the back of the photo and read all the msgs. it's good to know that i still have those pics and happy that the people posed there became a part of my life. ΓΌ
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• United States
2 Sep 09
Hi Cherrc...Photos with the writings on the back are a real treat, and yes, it's so interesting to look back on how and who everyone was back then. That's a good way to capture a moment in time that will never be repeated! Thank you for your response! Karen
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
hi peace, yes i do them way back in lower grades.. i sign my friends on my autograph to have a memories from them.. and i keep them until now, with those funny handwriting's and some informations about them on their life and lovelife.. i love to read them back all the way and everytime.!! they are so cool.. janebeth.
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• United States
2 Sep 09
Hello Janebeth. I love looking back on things like this, too. We all change so much through the years. It's a treat to remember how we and our friends were in our youngest years :)) Karen
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I haven't looked at my autograph books in years! I don't know if I even remember the names of the people who signed it in elementary school or if I would remember the personalities that go with the signatures were I to look through it now. It does make you wonder if those signatures have become significant in any way. Kind of like yearbook signatures, huh?
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• United States
2 Sep 09
Hello Canellita, yes, very similar to yearbook signatures. Someday, maybe you'll get the urge to look through some of those things just to see what good memories they trigger. I do not do it often, but it makes it all the more special when I do. Have a happy night and pleasant dreams. Karen
• United States
1 Sep 09
When I was in elementary school to middle school I had a lot of my classmates sign my yearbooks. By the time I got to High School, I didn't get along with a lot of people and just didn't care about them, and was only worried about getting out. I didn't go to a very good High School unfortunately. Gangs, and lots of pregnant 16 years running around... I have met a lot of famous musicians which has been awesome and instead of getting them to sign something for me I usually get them to take a picture with me. That means a whole lot more to me.
• United States
2 Sep 09
Hello Ashley :) I am sorry to hear that high school was not such a good experience for you, but I'm glad you got autographs from friends in your younger school years. Gangs and such are still a sad problem in too many schools. Such a waste of potential that lies in all young people if they choose to pursue it in positive ways. How nice, yes, to have photos taken of yourself and someone famous! It will be fun to keep looking back on those now and then through the years, yes? Have a nice night! Karen
• India
1 Sep 09
My autograph memories - The Autograph I got from my classmate at 1997. Just a Mobile click!
Hi Karen,I had this habit when i was a school boy before 12 years. However i dint had this habit later. I started this habit when i was leaving my school. I actually bought Autograph note(My mom gave that idea)to get autographs from my teachers. When i finish getting from everyone, I saw some pages left. So i asked my best friends to write on it whatever they wish. I got autograph from my very very close friend who is my benchmate too. I would tell you a big surprise here. It happened before 12 years and we all are 9,10 years of age. we left the school too. The great surprise is last month I found my best friend, my benchmate in Orkut website after 12 years. It was really a great moment for me. more wonderful thing is we both asked same questions when we started to chat. I mailed her the autograph she wrote for me with spelling mistakes. she was very happy to see her childhood handwriting and also told me sadly that she lost her autograph note someway. Sigh! I am careful in saving my memory! There are really no words to explain when we check our memories turning back those pages in Autograph note. I felt hard while turning 3 pages, where i heard before that those teachers were no more in this world.R.I.P. Anyway, nice memories! Attached the autograph which I got from her in 1997. Thanks for this nice discussion, Karen! Have a nice time! Happy Postings!
• United States
2 Sep 09
Hello Raghul. What beautiful memories you have saved, and so nice of your mom to suggest getting those autographs. Sadly, many of my own teachers have also passed away, but the things they have taught us live on. I can well imaigine your joy and surprise once again finding your benchmate (and hers in finding you!) after all those years. I hope you both rekindle your friendship. It would be a great source of joy to do so! Continue to take good care of those things that bring you happy memories, and thank for sharing some of them here. Best wishes, Karen
@karen1969 (1788)
26 May 10
When I was at school in the 1980s, it was very common to get your friends to sign your autograph books, especially when we were leaving school. I still have one or two of these with autographs and messages from my school friends and teachers. They are fun to look back on, lots of memories!