(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more)
Telegram came in the morning telling of Mrs. Teague’s death last night. The funeral is in Plainview tomorrow. The Junior High teachers went together to buy a bouquet of roses. In the afternoon I had my hair washed. Went to Ms. Masters at night to play Hearts with cubes. Dick Heath, Earnest Harp, Charlotte St. John, Bernard, Miss Garrett, Helen Snipes, her fellow Mr. Lenore and Allen Reed were there. Later Mrs. Martens told our fortunes. Mine is good, but no so much as last time. My wish for a trip next summer is not to come true according to the cards. Dad’s birthday today and all I’ve done is think of him and start a letter!
Here’s what else is happening 80-years-ago today:
An Earthquake shakes Nebraska. The price of gas is on the rise and Auto Workers prepare to strike.