Friday, April 25, 2014

Saturday, April 25, 1936

plesant but windy south
Harry took Clara, Mother, & Aunty to Ithaca to see the Mutt Parade* this forenoon
I stayed home and made crabapple pie and mopped the kitchen and got dinner and pressed Mothers black dress-
I done all the chores
Mother has been angry and nervous because Clara worked in front south room this P.M.

Logan- white Collie mix- 2010^

*This is exactly what it sounds like. The Ithaca Mutt Pararde started in 1932 in celebration for Be-Kind-to-Animals week. By 1936, it was in its 5th year with over 400 dogs participating. Other animals, like goats, rabbits, cats, & chickens participated as well, but only non-pedigreed dogs were eligible for the 33 prizes. 1st prize went to a white Shepherd Collie named Laddie (Elsie Austen, owner), while 2nd place went to an English Setter named Don (Jean Fetter, owner).

The Cornell Daily Sun, Volume 53, Number 139, 14 April 1933-

The Cornell Daily Sun, Volume 56, Number 137, 7 April 1936-

The Cornell Daily Sun, Volume 56, Number 154, 27 April 1936-


^image from I Want a Pound Dog blog-




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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.