Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wednesday, September 9, 1936

plesant all day
Mother rec'd letter from Clara telling us of her safe arrival
I picked and canned two cans of plums and made oatflake cookies^-
Iliff, Florence & Delbert called this morning-
There is to be a variety shower* for Mildred Saturday afternoon at Florences
I eec'd invitation from Frances today
Harry called this eve on his way to Iliffs

Invitation to Mildred's variety shower

Envelop for the invitation above showing postmark

*A "variety shower" appears to be very similar to our current bridal shower, but it is done after the bride returns from the honeymoon. Games, gifts, & food were common themes, as they are now.

^It must be cooler, Irene is back to making oatflake cookies!  

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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.