(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. )
Holiday – 4th of July. Went to Parque Espana, the three of us in the morning. It is out a little past Gen. Calles’ home. Had a hot dog, watched a boxing match, almost rode on a Merry go Round (los caballitos) and watched Americans milling back and forth. From there to town (toston in open libre) to Regis. Ate lunch with Carsey at his place around the corner from the Regis. Bought Betty an umbrella. went to Carsey’s house for my hat that he had and met Felipe and Enrique. Decided to get our hair fixed while Carsey hunted Dignomitty. He was not successful in seeing him –
We two went to the show at night – saw “Vivamos esta noche” with Lillian Harvey and Julio Carminati. We were both so tired that we could hardly appreciate.
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
The 29th Tour-de-France begins.
The RMS Mauretania sets sail.