(This is an entry from the journal entitled “Mexico Summer” written by Elizabeth Whipple Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago)
Left early for Puebla. On going to see Carsey a red-headed boy proceeded us who we learned later was the son of a missionary in the hospital – name = Jim Lacy. After saying hello to Carsey we visited the Casa del Alfenique. Finding it closed we hired a Libre for an hour and went up to the Forts of Lareto and Gualdalupe and around the city. Saw the Chapel of Rosario
which with its altar of gold struck by the afternoon sun, was the prettiest church I have seen so far. Found the Casa de Alfenirque open and enjoyed it – Particularly the rooms upstairs furnished in the typical colonial period. Gorgeous wall hangings and furniture. The kitchen walls covered with ollas (pots) and sartenes (pans) and casuelas (casseroles)! The house is clean and well preserved in the colonial style. Saw the tile factory againand then it was time for supper. Went to see Carsey again in the evening but didn’t stay long. Too tired to do anything after supper.
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:
A new Saturday Evening Post.