(This is an entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)
At 12 I went to town, had money changed and ate lunch. Got on the Puebla bus at 1:30. While waiting for the street car to town Profirio Gonzales who works for Park Davis Luke introduced himself to me and accompanied me to town. If I hadn’t been on my way to Puebla, I’d have a dinner date! Said he would call me sometime. In the bus an Austrian Jew talked to me but got so troublesome I told him to shut-up! Visited about an hour and a half or little more with Carsey. He is feeling like walking already! I told him he’d have changed his mind when he started it – He has everything in the way of reading – a good many American Magazines etc. I left just before seven and just missed the 7 o’clock bus. Caught the nine o’clock and reached home at midnight – It was a very foolish trip and I wish I hadn’t made it. We plan to go back Saturday, James, Betty and I and stay until Sunday. he will leave Puebla about Wednesday!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin above – Dust Masks Worn During the Dust Bowl, 1936