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Saturday February 29, 1936

diary 2The story continues with the second journal.  This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago.  Click here to read more.


Awoke at 9 but read in bed until 12 – After lunch felt like I was taking cold in my eyes so broke off the tennis date and went to bed.  Went to Rozella Kropp’s birthday party sans gift – I’d forgotten, and did I ever feel small!  Met Zelpha Bates and enjoyed an evening of Contract.  Home at 12!  Mr. Moen came by in the afternoon and tried to sell insurance for sickness and accident.  By paying $7 quarterly I get quite a benefit and I’m never sick!  However, I think I’ll try it Mr. Moen used to know Dad in Las Vegas.

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

A new Saturday Evening Post and New Yorker

The Second Battle of Tembien ended in an Italian victory.

The Japanese coup attempt was put down and rebel troops return home.


President Roosevelt extended the 1935 Neutrality Act through May 1, 1937

An avalanche covered a Northern Pacific RR Passenger Train in Couer D’Alene, Idaho.










The snow in  Detroit Lakes Minnesota

1936 snow DL ant back

Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 29, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 29, 1936