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Saturday February 22, 1936

diary 2The 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

grand time


Dancing the Virginia reel vintage2068.rssing.com

Had letter from both places in L.A. Matson won’t do.   Lenore came up in P.M. Alyce Claire and I played tennis for over an hour (from 10:30 to 12:15) then found Lenore waiting when we got back.  Shopped a little and watched crowds.  Went to Wolfe’s with Lenore at night.  Played Pitch until 11:00 then they rolled up the rugs and we danced everything.  Virginia Reel, Polka, Watty, Little Shoe, Schotische (?) and had the grandest time this year.   Got home at 1:30. Sam Sherman bumped up against me during the first Virginia Reel and broke my glasses!  More poor luck!



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


On George Washington‘s 204th birthday, retired baseball legend Walter Johnson replicated a feat attributed to Washington by throwing a silver dollar across the Rappahannock River. Though it remained in dispute whether Washington ever did such a thing, Johnson did prove that it could be done.

Nazi Germany established quotas for Jewish doctors. The decree by Gerhard Wagner stated that the proportion of Jewish doctors in Germany could not exceed the proportion of Jews in the country’s general population

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The weather is getting warmer but the roads are still blocked in Iowa as a result of the 1936 North American Cold Wave.

A new New Yorker and Saturday Evening Post

Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 22, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 22, 1936