(This is an entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)
Played for Rally Day S.S. church morning and evening. Nothing in S.S. class – practiced shorthand for a while. Called Evelyn for a shorthand manual but she doesn’t have one. Card from Kate Balton inviting me to a party Thursday, during the convention. Wrote Mahota, to see if she knew George Rummage, Alyce Claire’s friend. Wrote to Jeanette – Pauline was up from Dexter for the first time since the first Saturday that I came to Roswell this year. She is having a pretty good time and her work is not so heavy. I am glad!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
Mao Zedong arrives in Shensi Province in northwest China with 4,000 survivors and sets up Chinese Communist headquarters. The epic flight from Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist forces lasted 368 days and covered 6,000 miles, nearly twice the distance from New York to San Francisco.