I’ve been researching stone walls for a school project. So I checked some books out from the library.
When I opened Sermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York, by Susan Allport, I found someone had written their own inscription, or perhaps sermon, or, something inside the cover’s check-out card pocket.
It reads in a vertical column: YOU, ME, HIM, THEM, US, HER, IT. In a horizontal row reads: NOW, TOMORROW. Then implies these words won’t change between now and tomorrow, the future. I wonder if the writer is alluding to pronouns and genders. I don’t know. Why, in this book? Who?
According to this Web site with no clear title or author, these are object pronouns, and the site allows one to fill in the pronoun blanks.
I found a blog called you me him and her. It has many images of fashionable and design savvy items.
There is also a song by Jay-Z called “You, Me, Him and Her.”
And there is a movie based on a book called And Now Tomorrow.
Only speculation. And mystery.