I rarely buy things at antique stores, but I picked these up at an antique mall a few years ago for $2 each. They are real treasures. I love to look through them. I'm not sure if they belonged to the same person or not. The memo book is half a travel expense log and half a log of letters written back and forth. The date is 1936! How cool is that. The travel expense log lists every day from Feb. 9th 1936 (leaving Salt Lake for Mesa, Arizona) until April 7th 1936.
Don't you love the names? Ruth, Marjorie, Ethel... These were all correspondences during the trip.
The last entry in this part of the book:
Monday, April 6th Received a telegram from Ruth advising me to stay longer.
There is also this page which I love: Fruit in my cellar 1947
Now for the address book. Look at the phone numbers :) 5 or 6 digits!
Here are two entries I found especially interesting. For those of you not LDS (Mormon) or from Utah, ZCMI was THE department/general store back in it's day. It was the original general store when the Mormon pioneers first settled here, and it stuck around until just a few years ago when they started closing them.
If you're LDS, you'll recognize this name: Heber J. Grant, and yes, this would have been the time period when he was the president of the church. Could it be THE Heber J. Grant? I don't know, Salt Lake wasn't that big back in those days, church members very well could have had the phone number of the prophet. Whether it's him or not, I find it very interesting.