(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. )
Regular school day. Hailed during dancing class. Carsey and I had planned to go to Xochimilco and invited Charles and Betty. Charles preferred not to double date so we two went by ourselves. We were late starting and got into the boat about 8:30! Had bought mangos, tacos, bananas and peanuts for supper. It was a pretty night but so late that all the eating and dancing places were closed. When we left the boat the last car had gone to town! No trenes (trains) nor camiones (trucks)- There was one car but the driver had been drinking. Tried to call Charles to come after us but couldn’t get him – We took a chance with the taxi and for 5 pesos were brought to the Tacubaya Alameda. Some experience – about one thirty when I got home. Carsey asked me if I ever would go there with him again but as that is my favorite spot, he needs only to suggest it.
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today
It’s New York’s turn to flood and pirates take a gambling ship.
Joseph A. Lyons is on the cover of Time.
The American League wins the Allstar baseball game.