The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more)
Friday early 1 A.M. But not in bed for long – Alyce Claire got a call from Gene that Joyce would have her “baby party” right away. In 15 minutes Alyce Claire had decided that she must go and I would not let her come alone so we both left town at 1:45 A.M. Got there at 3:15. The baby came at 6 but it was dead. The less said, the better. It was a terrible shock to everyone, she had been so perfectly healthy. We left about 7 and got back in time to give 2 exams. I gave Joyce some chloroform but aside from that I rather stayed out of it – Haven’t been much good all the rest of the day. My first experience with a birth but I hope it is not my last. There followed a bitter discussion on A.C’s part on life in general and having families and suffering in particular. Poor girl! She has been through too much in the last few months. Wish I could do something for her that would really help.
Lenore, Helen Snipes, Harriet Poorbaugh and I went to see Byrds “Little America” which is very good. Had supper with Martens and Miss Grady for an hour and went to bed-dead!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today
It’s flooding in California.
In Paris, the trial in the Stavisky Affair ended with 9 convictions and 11 acquittals.
Joe Louis KOs Charley Retzlaff in one round