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Sunday February 2, 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)

Ground Hog surely will see his shadow.  Almost too warm today – Snow almost gone.  Finished “Young Mrs. Meigs” at one “sitting” (10:30 P.M.) Surely enjoyed it.  Skipped S.S. and church just to be lazy.   Saw Pauline and Rosamund yesterday.  Rosamund looks about the same and among other things she advises me too teach Spanish in College.  I think she knows I’m not really enjoying my work here as I should!



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

The Ground Hog sees his shadow predicting 6 more weeks of winter.

Chicago Sunday Tribune Feb 2, 1936
Chicago Sunday Tribune Feb 2, 1936











Chicago joins other cities in recognizing Daylight Savings Time and will Spring Forward on March first this year.

Chicago Sunday Tribune Feb 2, 1936 pg 4
Chicago Sunday Tribune Feb 2, 1936 pg 4

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park was established in Japan

Sunday September 30, 1934

Went to Hagerman for 2nd Sunday meeting of the League –  Hazel Hanson and “Shorty” Miller were there through not together – I went with Johnston’s!

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

President Roosevelt has his 6th Fireside Chat – tonight’s topic Government and Capitalism.

The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the National League pennant on the final day of the season when the New York Giants were eliminated by losing to the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-5 in ten innings.

Babe Ruth played his final game as a Yankee, going 0-for-3 at Griffith Stadium in Washington during a 5-3 loss to the Senators.

A new Popeye hits the big screen  Axe me Another

and Today was the day to Fall Back for Daylight Savings Time.