A Logan, Utah, resident is hoping to reunite a box of scrapbooks featuring several generations of Burnet County residents with their rightful owners.
Phil Parisi said the books landed at his home in Utah by mistake after he moved from Austin to Utah several years ago and he recently rediscovered them in his basement.
“Mayflower movers mistakenly sent them here and the families I’m sure would love to recover their treasured record of their history,” Parisi said. “I wish I could find the true owners.”
Sample photos submitted by Parisi show an invitation to the 1972 Fredericksburg wedding of Beverly Anne Pirtle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McCoy Pirtle, to Randy Alan Nickerson; a 1940s-era photo of a woman and a man in uniform; a writeup about Jim Pirtle signing a letter of intent to play for Trinity State Junior College; and even an ad for Burnet Florist and Nursery on Texas 29 “near Shepperd Hospital and Oaks Nursing Home.”
Parisi is a former staff member of the Texas Historical Commission and author of “Texas Post Office Murals: Art for the People “ (2005, Texas A&M). He can be reached at email@example.com.