Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 28, 1936

Cool & plesant
Sent letter to Clara
Rec'd letter from Iliff
Made fruit jello for desert
Combed Mothers hair and Harry took us to see the voting machine demonstrated^ and then went to Lansingville turned left at the little brick house and came out at Lake Ridge-
nice ride-
*Had plesant evening

1936 lever voting machine by Modern Mechanix^

^Women had only been voting for 16 years by this time. I'm glad the women in my family were taking their new found rights as full citizens seriously. < Image from the website Op Ed News. Read the full article on voting in the USA >

*This is written up the left hand, inside margin of the diary entry.


  1. It's hard to imagine women's rights being so fresh...

    1. Right? The Suffrage Movement is my favorite period to study. I have so many books.


Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.