I was patting myself on the back for keeping a clear head, when a 1906 Kansas State Agricultural College yearbook pops up. Oh no, I had never seen one this early so again I placed a bid. Really, I'm the high bidder?? Now, I wanted it badly. The high bid did not move until the day before it ended. I had been outbid. Sadness descended, but the next night as it was an hour from ending, I placed another bid . . . outbid . . . I added a few more dollars . . . outbid. With a minute left, I decided on a final bid. I would go no higher since I was already over my initial limit, and with that keystroke became the new and final high bidder! Other slightly later KSAC yearbooks were selling for $90 on eBay . . . I did not pay that much but unless you go to eBay and look it up, I will keep secret my final bid.
The book is fascinating and one of the most interesting photo is the one of the yearbook staff. The annual is in wonderful condition, with no writing or missing pages. I treasure it. Of course, my favorite page is the one with my grandfather sitting in the front row with the football team. But . . .now I need the 1907 version when he was a senior!
|Carroll Walker - Front row second one in from the right side|
A few days later, I discovered that complete scanned copies of Kansas State yearbooks are online at: http://digicoll.lib.k-state.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/yrbk