Thursday January 23, 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)

President’s Birthday!  Went to the dance with a dress salesman whom I met in the afternoon- he sold me a good-looking dress due here in the middle of March.  But he didn’t want to dance, or meet anyone else!  Brrr.  Wanted to go to the hotel and have a drink – I played solitiare instead and at 12:30 we were bored enough to come home.   Double -dated with Charlotte Klyng and some tall Swede who was a salesman too.  I never spent a worse evening even when I was sick!  He (Fitch was my date) didn’t want to meet any of mine or Alyce Claire’s friends and he was full of stories that he’d like to tell but wasn’t sure I’d enjoy!  And I didn’t. Am I ever a prude!  but I like to dance when I have a date to a dance. Got home and to bed by one o’clock.  Bought a dress from Fitch – Be glad when it arrives – One spring outfit anyway!

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

The wind and cold is taking a toll.

Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 23, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 23, 1936

54 died in a cold wave centered on the Midwestern United States.  Snow drifts of 14 -15 feet closed the Sandusky Bay Bridge in Ohio, to all traffic

The body of George V was brought to Westminster Abbey to lie in state for four days.

The Cunard ocean liner The Queen Mary is nearing completion on Clydebank in Scotland, and will begin sea trials within 10 weeks

10th Governor-General of Australia

Alexander Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie became the 10th Governor-General of Australia

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