(This is an entry from the journal entitled Mexico Summer written by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. )
Met Mrs. Rojo on the train who knew Dad at Palmore and Miss Buck (Vegas) who is now teaching in Michigan somewhere. The train was 3 1/2 hours late but when we arrived in Mexico at 5:20, the first person I saw was Mrs. Ruiz. She was dressed in blue and looked so much prettier than in the black last year. Carsey was at the station gates carrying an umbrella. He went up to the house with us and stayed for supper. Everything is the same in the home except that several oil paintings of a religious nature have been bought for the living room. We had just chocolate and breads for supper as we had dinner at 2:30. Carsey suggested we go to the Commencement Exercises at the American School to hear his Excellence Ambassador Daniels. I was a trifle disappointed in the man because I had pictured him rather differently but he made a very good talk. The graduating boys wore tuxes and the girls elaborate silks and satins. They looked quite gala. Ramoncito has grown a lot but is so bashful that he really hasn’t spoken yet! Meche goes everywhere. I haven’t decided whom she looks like.
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
The so called Mallet Murderer is set to be executed tonight, and taxes are on the way.