Daily Archives: August 16, 2015

Friday August 16, 1935

(This is an entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)


He called in the morning to say that he had a ride home with Charlie Reeves.  Later to say goodbye for they were starting immediately.  One way to get out of coming up to the house, anyway!  I was disappointed because he had said he would go shopping with us for Alfrey’s watch and guaraches for Jaime.  I bought a watch for 58 pesos and a tooled-leather book cover.  Carsey would like on but I think this will be for Jaime – bought a blue vase for Mrs. Ruiz.  In the afternoon Betty and I visited Chapultepec Castle.

Left at 8:15 for Juarez. Jose Alvarez and his wife (Mrs. Ruiz’ newly married brother) spend the day at the Ruiz’s.




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

Representatives of France, Great Britain and Italy met in Paris to negotiate a solution to the Abyssinia Crisis. 

Haile SelassieHaile Selassie in suit and cloak in 1960s.jpg offered new economic concessions to Italy, stressing he would not accept a military occupation but would grant facilities for mining, road construction and railway operations


The Waco-News Tribune Waco, TX Aug, 16, 1935
The Waco-News Tribune Waco, TX Aug, 16, 1935