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Tuesday March 2, 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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Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today


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British Parliament endorsed the government’s rearmament program by a vote of 243 to 134. Italy replied by ordering every male in the country between 18 and 55 to be fit for “integral militarization”.

Cecilia Colledge 1937.jpgCecilia Colledge of the United Kingdom won the ladies’ competition of the World Figure Skating Championships in London.

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Lázaro Cárdenas

Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas announced that the government would take over control of the country’s oil resources


Howard Hughes is honored, as the worlds most outstanding aviator,  by  President Roosevelt in the Oval Office

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Howard Hughes accepting the Harmon Trophy,
Chicago Daily Tribune March 2, 1937
Chicago Daily Tribune March 2, 1937

Sunday September 2, 1934

Ate dinner and spent the afternoon with Mrs. J.C. Martens.

1934 Pontiac
1934 Pontiac

We tried a Pontiac  while discussing Mexico City.

She went down for the “inauguration of Rubio Ortiz” – I think.


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Here’s a look at what else happened 80-years-ago today.

Limerick and Dublin played to a draw in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final. A rematch was held on September 28

Chicago Sunday Tribune Jan 2, 1934
Chicago Sunday Tribune Jan 2, 1934


Tuesday August 21, 1934

Packed and did a washing.  Got cigarette case for Fay’s brother,  a magazine in the National Theatre,  two pieces of music and a map of Mexico.   Looked for a dictionary but didn’t find one for less than 9.50 pesos that I’d have.  Found out that Fay and Carsey were right in that Peatones means pedistrians – train stationMr. and Mrs. Ruiz took me to the train but did not buy tickets to Tacuba.  Ho!   However Mrs. Davis and Ethelyn were at the train and put me on – Got sleepy soon after we started and got a rubber pillow – Took off my glasses and broke them again – They were rose-colored (comparatively).   Maybe that means something –
Anyway it has been a grand summer.   None better – Ruiz’s invited me back whenever I come – They surely are lovely people.     lonely Lonely today in Mexico sin mis companeros! (without my companions!)