Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 1936

Sunday
Harry and Clara left 2 o clock this P.M.
Had nice chicken dinner-
Clara measured the front south room and measured linen for lunch cloth and 4 napkins for Mother to fringe-
Vera and Gib* called this eve
also Iliff and brought me some of Mildreds birthday cake^ and ice cream
Mother has been fine today




*Vera Dolton was the daughter of Frank Dolton. Frank & Irene's husband Willard were brothers. Gib (or Geb) was, supposedly, Vera's husband. No one in the family would talk about the relationship & some deny Vera was ever married. I actually met Vera & her older sister Hazel a couple of times. They lived together in a house in Niagara Falls for many years.

^I have to say, that Mildred's chocolate cake that I made yesterday was better the second day. My pastry chef sister suggested I cut the flour to 2 c & add 1/4 c cocoa powder for a moister, more chocolaty cake.

4 comments:

  1. Happened onto this blog through grow your blog event. WOW this is amazing and fascinating. Love that your dates coincide with the mirror 2014 dates. You have a rare treasure. Thank you for sharing. I often think of my ancestors and wonder about a day in their lives. I am your newest follower here. I will peruse some of my old recipe books to see if I have a lemon pie recipe to share that may have come out of that era.

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    1. Thanks, that would be awesome. I have been trying to search for older recipes, but was never a follower of cooking blogs before. Guess I better start finding some old fashioned ones.

      Thanks for the follow.

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  2. It makes sense that the it would have been low on the cocoa, it was more expensive back then.

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    1. Quite true. Plus tastes change, & we are used to more intense flavors now.

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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.