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About Shanna Vicker

I was lucky enough to be a part of my Grandmother Elizabeth Carsey's last 40 years. We played countless card games, read books, played dress-up and many other games at her house. My family spent almost every holiday with her and Grandpa (until his death in 1985.) She was loved by the entire neighborhood and was often referred to as the Neighborhood Grandma. I held a special pride in the fact that I could call her mine! Through her simplicity, she taught me the basics of life and the things which make you happy. Love your family, your church and music. The only thing worth crying over is beautiful music. And above all else, approach life with a sense of humor. I have done my best to live up to her expectations and pass those lessons onto my children.

Thursday October 21, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No post today.

Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:

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Children being evacuated  from Gijon

 

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The Asturias Offensive and the War in the North ended in Nationalist victory with the capture of Gijón.

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Generalissimo Francisco Franco increased his powers with a decree concentrating all the authority into a new National Council, whose members Franco could appoint and dismiss as he wished. Franco assumed the right to name his own successor as well.

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The Catholic Centre Party in the Free City of Danzig was ordered to dissolve, leaving the Nazi Party as the only party allowed to exist in Danzig.

Image result for october 21, 1937 Howard Hughes’ inspects his Sikorsky S-43 also known as the flying boat

Theawfultruth1937.jpgThe screwball comedy film The Awful Truth starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant was released.

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Wednesday October 20. 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No post today.

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Japanese troops enter Nanjing

The Japanese Tenth Army was formed.

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Errol Flynn Relaxing on His Yacht

Image result for october 20, 1937Spanish Civil War Nationalist troops approaching the coast of Northern Spain: Republican refugees in a rowing boat offshore of Gijon (before getting on the British freighter ‘Bramhill’)

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Jewish fishermen carry their nets aboard a trawler before setting out to sea

 

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Tuesday October 19, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No post today.

Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:

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Italy raised taxes significantly in an effort to meet the cost of increased arms production and maintaining its colonies

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A group of small people visiting Sam Rayburn,  the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in Washington DC

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 Ernest Rutherford, The father of Nuclear Physics passes away.

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A woman churns butter at the Agriculture show in London.

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Town‘ aired on CBS for the first time

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Monday October 18, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No post today.

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Image result for Recession of 1937–38Recession of 1937–38: The New York Stock Exchange crashed to 125.73 points, its lowest level in two years.

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The historic Reims Cathedral, heavily damaged in the World War, was re-consecrated.

Image result for october 18, 1937The First Presentation of the American Welding Society’s Lincoln Gold Medal. Colonel Glen F. Jenks, chairman of Award Committee of the American Welding Society, presented the Lincoln Gold Medal to Thomas M. Jackson

 

 

Ernest Hemingway is on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine

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Sunday October 17, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No post today.

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United Air Lines Douglas DC-3 crashed at Haydens Peak, Wyoming in adverse weather, killing all 19 aboard

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Rioting broke out in TepliceCzechoslovakia between members of the Sudeten German Party and police.

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Japanese forces occupied Baotou

 

The Dairy show is underway in London

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Saturday October 16, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No post today.

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Several fascist organizations united to form the Hungarian National Socialist Party.

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Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini escaped to Syria before the British could include him among the more than 100 Arab leaders in Palestine they arrested.

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An alcohol test is tested, in Kansas city

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Friday October 15, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No post today.

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The Montreux Convention Regarding the Abolition of the Capitulations in Egypt went into effect.

Datong (red) in Shanxi (orange)The Japanese puppet state known as the North Shanxi Autonomous Government was installed in Datong.

Image result for OCTOBER 15, 1937The Boeing XB-15 takes off for the first                                               time.

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The Ernest Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not was published.

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The musical drama film Heidi starring Shirley Temple and Jean Hersholt was released.

 

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Thursday October 14, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No post today.

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A total of seven people were killed on a day of violence in Palestine. Three were killed when a mine blew up a train northeast of the Palestinian city of Jaffa. A policeman shot two Arabs who refused to halt near the scene of the explosion. Elsewhere, two attacks on buses killed two Arabs and wounded three Jews.

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Sea Lions peform at the London Zoo

 

 

 

 

Officials viewing Grand Coulee Dam site.

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Wednesday October 13, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

No post today.

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Image result for belgium germany october 1937Germany sent a note to Belgium guaranteeing that Belgian neutrality would be respected as long as it refrained from military action against Germany

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Heavyweight wrestler Gino Garibaldi looks down at opponent Sandor Szabo from the ring in Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles,

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Film crews working in Miami, Fl

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Tuesday October 12, 1937

diary 2The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster

 

Sent Mary Jo my wine evening dress. It is cold today.

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France and Yugoslavia extended their mutual assistance pact of 1927 for an additional five years.

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a fireside chat on the topic of legislation to be recommended to Congress.

The Duke of Windsor continues his visit to Germany. Speaking with Joseph Goebbels 

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Image result for october 12, 1937 The Mercury, a seaplane, is mounted on the Maia, a flying-boat. The former is designed to take off from the Maia whilst in the air. A view of the two components of the Mayo composite aircraft in position at Messrs. Short Brothers yard at Rochester, Kent, England

 

The Brady Shoot-out took place in Bangor, Maine. Two members of the Brady Gang were killed. The third apprehended.

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