NY house cleanout company finds 1931 autograph book
June 17, 1931
There was a little man and his name is Henry Ford. He took a piece of rubber and took a piece of board. He took a piece of lead and a tin can and put the [?] to gether and the damn thing ran.
My job, running a house cleanout company in New York, just never gets dull.
I found this when I was giving a full house cleanout estimate for a guy who had inherited his grandfather’s house. The new owner (the guy who had inherited the house) was the executor of the estate, which is someone who is responsible for administering the will and make sure that the deceased person’s wishes are met.
As I was looking around the house, I saw all sorts of old items from all different decades. But this autograph book from the 1930s specifically caught my eye because of the funny, albeit interesting, message inside (see above).
It makes you wonder — who were these people? Was signing the note “your cellmate” an inside joke that only they would understand? What does the note mean?
Overall, it gave me a good laugh. And that’s why I love garbage.