(This is an entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)
Went to Raymond Hitchcock’s to get our radio. Met his mother and two sisters, one of whom I have in a class. Saw some racing picture after eating a hamburger at Moseleg’s. May play contract at Betty’s tomorrow. It was raining when we got up and didn’t slacken until almost three o’clock. You ought to see both Alyce Claire and me under my green cape! Looks like a mountain coming to meet you!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
The Labor Day Hurricane, the most intense in history, made landfall at Cedar Key, Florida. It would kill a total of more than 400 people by the time it dissipated in the North Atlantic on September 10.