Monday, July 21, 2014

Tuesday, July 21, 1936

plesant & cool
made a lemon pie and finished the ironing-
Made two sheets for Aunty and she gave me one this afternoon-
Listened to the Radio this eve-
Heard Edgar A Guest recite a poem on the Drouth* and also on the passing of the art of the man who carves the roast at the dinner table-

A copy of The Waste Land

*I believe the poem being referenced here is T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land from 1922. The critic Edmund Wilson wrote an article about the poem called "The Poetry of Drouth." If you would like to read either, I have provided the links.

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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.