When I was a kid, everyone had autograph books that they took to camp, Disneyland etc. So did my parents and grandparents and even great-grandparents when they were younger. I think it died out though sometime when I was around high school aged and I haven't seen kids with them much since.
Each generation seemed to have their own rhymes that went in there. One I remember:
If all the boys lived across the sea, what a good swimmer ________ would be.
Did you have an autograph book? What was in it?