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Tuesday June 15, 1937

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

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Switzerland recognized the Italian conquest of Ethiopia

Shorpy Historic Picture Archive :: Texaco Test Car: 1937 high-resolution photo

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Image result for june 15, 1937On-street parking was continued to be allowed on the wider section of Wilshire Boulevard west from Grand Avenue in Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Daily Tribune June 15, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune June 15, 1937

Friday February 19, 1937

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

Read Live Alone and Like It by Hillis  – Clever!

Had half -dates to Reunion with J.A. and Ed.- They took me to the bus for El Paso at midnight.  Got tired but couldn’t sleep much.

 

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Image result for february 19, 1937James Braddock and Joe Louis shake hands after signing contract for upcoming fight in Chicago

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Yekatit 12: Ethiopians attempted to assassinate Italian Viceroy Rodolfo Graziani in a grenade attack. Graziani and several of his staff were wounded. Italians would massacre 30,000 Ethiopians in reprisal killings over the next three days

Image result for february 19, 1937German nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler poses for a family picture with World War I German veterans during their congress in Berlin.

 

 

 

Chicago Daily Tribune February 19, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune February 19, 1937

 

 

 

Saturday July 25, 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

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. …without air conditioning, people spent the night sleeping on the lawn of the state capital building in Lincoln.

Lincoln, Nebraska recorded a record minimum temperature of 91 degrees as the Heat Wave picks up again.

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Part of the New Deal, a portion of Orchard Beach in the Bronx opened to the public.

Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and Parks Commissioner Robert Moses preside at the beach’s grand opening, July 25, 1936
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and Parks Commissioner Robert Moses preside at the beach’s grand opening

Germany became the first country to recognize Italian rule of Ethiopia by abolishing its legation in Addis Ababa and replacing it with a general consulate.

Jesse Owens practices aboard the SS Manhattan on the way to the Olympic games in Berlin

Emilio Mola was formally designated commander of Nationalist operations in the north, and Francisco Franco the commander of the south.

The French government announced it had decided not to sell aircraft to Spain at the momen

Chicago Daily Tribune July 25, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 25, 1936

Monday July 6, 1936

The 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

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Labor Leader John L Lewis is on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine

The Heat Wave continues, Fort Yates, North Dakota reaches 119 degrees

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Ethiopian Minister to the United Kingdom Workneh Eshete appealed to the British public for at least £2 million to continue the fight in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian guerrilla fighters attacked a railway line 30 miles from Addis Ababa

Chicago Daily Tribune July 6, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune July 6, 1936

Saturday May 16,1936

The 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.

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Dad, Ty-Ty and Mary Jo came here about one – We ate lunch and took Mrs. Burdette and Mary V to the Bottomless Lakes.

Bottomless Lake State Park, NM

Got cleaned up and shopped with Mary Jo for a hat. Mary Jo went to the show with Mary V and Robert. Had waffles at Burdette’s.

 

 

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The Italian Senate ratified the annexation of Ethiopia.

3 Jews were killed and 2 injured in Jerusalem when an assailant opened fire on a crowd leaving a movie theatre. –

 

 

 

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Bold Venture won the Preakness Stakes over Granville by a nose.

Chicago Daily Tribune May 16, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune May 16, 1936

Tuesday May 5, 1936

The 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.

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The Italian army entered the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. That evening, Mussolini gave a nationally broadcast speech declaring victory in the Second Italo-Ethiopian War.

The short comic play Ways and Means by Noël Coward premiered in London.

Spring cleaning underway in Washington Park

Chicago Daily Tribune May 5, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune May 5, 1936

Monday February 10, 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

 

Alyce Claire missed all afternoon – has an awful cold! Saw Mrs. Wolf and Head of Wanda’s baby born Dec 30.  Got a new dress a’la redigate from BonTon for $4.90 – Dark blue with bright print.   With black or white twill be good.   I have 3 parties planned. Wed for S.S. class, Thursday for Dramatic club and Friday for home room.  Hope one of them anyway, won’t materialize.  Too much of a good thing!

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Battle of Amba Aradam

The Battle of Amba Aradam began on the northern front in Ethiopia.

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The Nazi Reichstag passed the ‘Gestapo Law’ which included the following paragraph: “Neither the instructions nor the affairs of the Gestapo will be open to review by the administrative courts.” This meant the Gestapo was now above the law and there could be no legal appeal regarding anything it did.

Federal Reserve Chair Marriner S. Eccles is on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Grosjean v. American Press Co..

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Rose McConnell Long

 

Rose McConnell Long, widow of Huey Long, was sworn in as a U.S. Senator to serve the remainder of her late husband’s term

 

 

 

The weather takes center stage as the 1936 North American Cold Wave grips the nation

Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 10, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Feb 10, 1936

Friday January 24, 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)

As usual I have a stew about the opera but as last year I decide I’d better not.  I was born to have some extra money but never quite seem to have it.  Jaime has a date so he won’t be too disappointed. A gang is coming to El Paso from Van Horn. Maybe Eula is one of them

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The cold wave is almost over – for Chicago

Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 24, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 24, 1936
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A young girl named Phyllis wrote to Einstein on behalf of her Sunday school class and simply asked, “Do scientists pray?”

January 24, 1936
Dear Phyllis,

I will attempt to reply to your question as simply as I can. Here is my answer:

Scientists believe that every occurrence, including the affairs of human beings, is due to the laws of nature. Therefore a scientist cannot be inclined to believe that the course of events can be influenced by prayer, that is, by a supernaturally manifested wish.

However, we must concede that our actual knowledge of these forces is imperfect, so that in the end the belief in the existence of a final, ultimate spirit rests on a kind of faith. Such belief remains widespread even with the current achievements in science.

But also, everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, one that is vastly superior to that of man. In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is surely quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.

With cordial greetings,

your A. Einstein

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106th Prime Minister of France

Albert Sarraut became the new French Prime Minister.

President Roosevelt sent a short handwritten message saying he would not sign the Adjusted Compensation Payment Bill, explaining that it only differed in two respects from the bill he had already vetoed at the last session. Prior to this note, Theodore Roosevelt had been the last president to write a veto message by hand. The House promptly took a vote and overrode the presidential veto by a count of 324 to 61.

The First Battle of Tembien ended in a draw

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Saturday January 18, 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)

Slept until 1:30 P.M! Some record – Graded a few papers and was thinking of going to supper when Foster called and wanted a date.  We double-dated with Ellis and Ellen (?) Anderson who is bacteriologist for Dr. Haire.  Saw the same show I saw yesterday but we rode around and had a good time until 11:30.  No word from Alyce Claire

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The Wyatt Earp

Explorer Lincoln Ellsworth is rescued at the South Pole

Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 18,1936 pg 5
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 18,1936 pg 5

Constantinople coat of arms.PNGThe Metropolitan Benjamin was elected Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople to succeed Photios II, who died December 29.

 

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War continues in Ethiopia and Asia, and the Germans take a stand on it’s lost colonies.

Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 18,1936 pg 6
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 18,1936 pg 6
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 18, 1936
Chicago Daily Tribune Jan 18, 1936

 

Friday August 24, 1934

(no entry)   We know she is spending time with family in El Paso and preparing for the move to Roswell, NM for her second teaching job.

A little note about things to look forward to.  Stay tuned to find out when will she hear from Carsey again and who she dates while she waits?

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Haile Selassie (1969).jpgEthiopian Emperor Haile Selassie ordered civilians to leave Addis Ababa and disperse across the country in order to reduce casualties from the anticipated aerial bombardment by Italian planes.

 

The Agricultural Adjustment Act Amendment was enacted in the United States.

The funeral of Brigadier General W.O. Dodds takes place in Montreal.

 

grandmaIn the meantime, I thought I’d tell you a little about the grandmother I knew. You can tell by her journal she was very articulate and intelligent. She was also the most positive person I’ve ever met. She is someone you would always want to be around simple because she was happy.   ( That’s probably why Carsey waited a half hour for her that last night in Mexico – she was as contagious as her writing!)   Even when she lost the use of both her legs and was confined to a wheel chair – her eyes sparkled as she spoke and she never complained.  I think being around her was like being around a baby.  It was just a happy, pleasant and positive experience – you always wanted more.  She loved flowers, colors and most of all music. If you came into her little red house with the green living room and found her crying…you would also find some sort of music playing on the record player.

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from:TomandJerry.com

She even liked to watch Tom and Jerry cartoons with us grandchildren – go back and check – they play classical music during the chase!  My goal has always been to strive to be as happy as my grandmother.  She did not seem to care about the material things in life – just people – and that made everyone she met care about her.

The discovery of the journal is very exciting and eye-opening. I hope you continue to tag along with me on her journey!