1. To Lynn Easton —

    — with thanks for 
    making women proud —

    Gloria Steinem


  2. Sofie,
    As soon as I saw you
    my heart was struck
    by your beauty

    (translated from French)

  3. -1979-

    Merry Christmas!
    I thought when you
    were feeling ambitious – you
    might like to try some of these
    (and then invite us over for a taste!)
    Bon appetit.

  4. 9/03

    Dear Gillian,
    I’ll be honest with you — I
    bought you this based on
    a misreading of the title.

    Don’t worry though, this
    gift is just to tickle you
    over anyway. Once you
    tell me your shoe size, I’ll
    be able to follow-up a hot
    lead I’ve got on attractive
    acupuncture shoes so cheap
    that even Andy will be able
    to chip in.

    Still, enjoy the book. It
    looks promising — especially
    since I fixed the title.

    Yours Truly,


  5. Sept. 94
    This is a nice book about
    I really got alot out of
    It really is “positive”!
    Hope you appreciate it!

  6. dec 20 1931

    Life laughs and sighs,
    Life gives and takes
    A pleasure dies,
    A memory wakes.
    Out of the Night
    Arises Morn
    When fades the light
    The stars are born.
    Life takes a part
    To make a whole
    And kreates breaks the heart
    To save the soul.

  7. Happy Father’s Day 1995
    You’ve always been
    like a father to me,
    and I love you for it.

  8. Vivian darling—

    Salemson always boasted
    he would never autograph a
    book he didn’t write himself,
    but here’s the one that, more
    than any other, he would have
    wanted to write—with love
    and belated birthday greetings,

    August 1936

  9. To Charlie

    My friend—
    in or out of uniform


  10. May 18, 1980
    Your individual
    talent is central to
    our tradition–
    in fact you are
    central anywhere,
    any time.

    Love, as ever,
    E Grean

  11. Sept 1939

    Dear Solon:
    We Italians love our Boccaccio.
    Hope you too find him an
    oasis in this harsh desert
    of life etc.

  12. For John
    Who is a part of
    England and America
    with leanings toward
    24 July 1942

  13. Christmas 2001

    To: Matt
    From: Raquel

    Matt I hope you like it.
    See you can be happy!
    I miss you!


  14. Merry Christmas
    Now you can find out
    if Jimmy Hoffa is where you
    think he is!

    Tina, Melissa & Jeffrey”

  15. September 1, 1983

    Dear Adam,
    This is a very special birthday present because
    I’m giving it to my real special friend, Adam. I want
    you to know that I always had fun times being with

    It was great playing soccer baseball and school
    with you. It was fun just talking to you. I loved
    going to camp with you.

    I hope that you’ll always have a extra special
    place in your heart for me because I’ll never forget
    you, my best friend Adam.

    I love you,