Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thursday, July 16, 1936

plesant and cooler
Done a big* washing today and saved all the water for the garden and mopped the south porch-
Mended Harry's shirt-
We rec'd a letter from Clara from "Palmer House" in Chicago^-
She says Mother is fine-
Aunty helped carry some water to the garden to water tomatoe plants
**Mildred & Iliff  came & brought sprayer-

Palmer House (7184381863)
The Palmer House that Clara, Harry, & Mother stayed in^

*This word is underlined twice in the diary entry.

^The Palmer House is an historic hotel in Chicago. The first one burnt in the Great Chicago Fire (1871) shortly after it was built. The second one (1875-1923) was replaced by this third, & final edifice (1925). <Image attribution: By Teemu008 from Palatine, Illinois (Palmer House  Uploaded by AlbertHerring) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons>

**This line is written vertically up the left hand side of the diary entry.

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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.