Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 1936

Strong south wind with snow turning to rain this eve- Shovelled paths and done chores for Aunty-
Mother has been good all day
Iliff called* this eve-
Ellen Lyon^ died yesterday 2 A.M.
Lena Hamilton her daughter will miss her terribly-
Mother has gone upstairs to sleep-



*I feel compelled to explain (particularly for young readers) that throughout this diary "called" refers to someone physically coming to the house "paying a call on," or visiting. Iliff was not calling his mother on the telephone.


^A quick search has left me nothing on Ellen Lyon. I was not able to find an obituary or a grave. I will keeping looking. I may have my mother look on Ancestry.com for me. 

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Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.