Monday, February 28, 2011

Tuesday, February 28, 1933

Had English Club at school. Walked home with Eilean Horn down Monroe.

Still from 'Mickey's Pal Pluto' featuring Pluto and his little devilish self
"Mickey's Pal Pluto," released on February 28, 1933, marks the first
appearance of Pluto’s imaginary little devil and angel, symbolizing his
inner conflict. The cartoon co-stars Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Monday, February 27, 1933

Went in swimming. I was just learning to float when the bell rang.

On February 27, 1933
An arson fire guts the Reichstag, Germany's historic parliamentary
building, paving the way for Adolf Hitler to seize dictatorial powers.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sunday, February 26, 1933

Went to church and Sunday School. Played outside a little while. Mrs. Raifert came over.

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Golden Gate Bridge takes place on February 26, 1933

Friday, February 25, 2011

Saturday, February 25, 1933

I didn't do much today, Played a little bit with Betty and Baby Doll and with Joyce.

Launching of USS Ranger, 1933
The USS Ranger (CV-4), the U.S. Navy's first aircraft carrier
was launched February 25, 1933, and commissioned June 4, 1934.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Friday, February 24, 1933

I wore my "new" pink jacket today. It got dark, like it was going to rain, but it didn't. Played pinochle this evening.

Solar Eclipse of February 24, 1933

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thursday, February 23, 1933

Sure was hot today. Walked home with Eilean. Went out and played with Betty a little bit.

The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen, a 15-minute radio adventure serial,
was first broadcast on February 23, 1933 on WDAF-FM in Kansas City.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tuesday, February 21, 1933

Played volleyball in gym. There's going to be a play Friday night. (Uncle) Clarence called.

Scientific American page
On February 21, 1933, Congress authorized the destruction of the fire- and water-damaged
 1890 U. S. Census, which was the first to use punchcards and an electrical tabulation system. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sunday, February 19, 1933

Went to church, then went out and played. Mother made meat and potatoes. Went to church at night at 27th and Prospect.

*Meat and Potatoes

Chip cold roast beef or pork very fine, enough to make 2 cups. Add 1 minced onion, pepper, and salt. Add enough white sauce to moisten well. Pour all into buttered baking dish. Cover with potatoes mashed with a little cream. Put a bit of butter on top and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) until potatoes brown on top.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Saturday, February 18, 1933

Aunt Kate's came by and we went to town. I got a candy bar. Came home and went to bed.

Made in Merriam, KS
First introduced in 1931

Made in St. Joseph, MO
First introduced in 1918

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friday, February 17, 1933

Had lots of night work tonight. Made a Civics notebook. Put pictures and my Civics notes in it.

Blondie has gone on to be one
Blondie Boopadoop marries Dagwood Bumstead
February 17, 1933
(c) Chic Young

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wednesday, February 15, 1933

Graded the Math papers. I made 38 out of 45. Give my book report tomorrow. Also a Civics test.

Mulliner Nights is a collection of short stories
by P.G. Wodehouse. First published in the United
Kingdom on January 17, 1933, the book was published
in the United States on February 15, 1933, by Doubleday, Doran.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 14, 1933

Had a Math test at school. Grade the papers tomorrow, I think. I wonder what I made?

Jack Benny Picture
Jack Benny really was 39 on February 14, 1933

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Monday, February 13, 1933

Went to school. Had swimming. Got my excuse card. Sure was cold. I walked home (22 blocks) by myself.

Newspaper reporting FDR assassination attempt on February 13, 1933
President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt
survives an assassination attempt in Miami, Florida

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday, February 12, 1933

Went to Sunday School and church both. Went out and played. Slid down the hill on the sled some today.

*The Bloody Sunday Riot in Berlin was the very last left wing (and anti-Nazi) demonstration in Germany after the Nazis came to power. The police, acting on orders, fired on the demonstrators without warning, killing one Communist and wounding hundreds of citizens, including Jews.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friday, February 10, 1933

Also stayed home today but intend to go back to school Monday. Ruth Ray was down. We made a sugar pie.

*Sugar Pie

Mix 1 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons flour and enough milk to moisten well. Spread mixture on bottom of unbaked pie shell. Pour about 2 cups milk over the sugar mixture. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and use spoon to see that all sugar mixture is dissolved. Dot with butter and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 35 minutes or until the pie sets (it should still jiggle but not be liquid).

au sucre (sugar pie).
Sugar Pie!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thursday, February 9, 1933

Today is my (13th) birthday. Helen's didn't come over. Had fried chicken.* Ruth Ray was down all day.

Ruth at 13
*Ruth's Favorite Fried Chicken

Cut 1 frying chicken into serving pieces. Let pieces lie in cold salt water about 15 minutes. Remove from water and drain. Roll in flour seasoned with salt and pepper (and a litt paprika if you like). Brown in 1/2 cup very hot fat. Reduce heat and cook slowly about 45 minutes, turning as needed that pieces may brown evenly.

To make gravy, pour off excess fat from skillet in which chicken was fried. Add 1-2 tablespoons flour to remaining fat in skillet. Place on stove and stir until flour is slightly browned. Then add 1 cup milk seasoned with salt and pepper, stirring to prevent lumping. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wednesday, February 8, 1933

Stayed home today. Sewed. Studied my Science school work. Ruth Ray was down a little.

1930s Vests
A 1930s pattern for vests and dickies

1930s Skirt Pattern
A 1930s pattern for skirts

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tuesday, February 7, 1933

Stayed home from school today as it was too cold to walk 22 blocks. I think I will go back tomorrow.

"Diamond L'il" (Mae West)
returns to New York from Hollywood.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Monday, February 6, 1933

Went to school. Had swimming. We sure had a big snow. Ruth Ray rode home on the street car but I walked.

Courtesy of the Kansas City
Car #497
Courtesy of the Kansas City Union Station

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 5, 1933

Missed Sunday School today as it was sure cold. It snowed quite a little all day.

to 1933, Beer was already
Although still illegal, almost two million gallons of beer
were consumed by Americans on February 5, 1933.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Saturday, February 4, 1933

Stayed home and read a magazine today. Raiferts came over this evening. New people (Nesselroads) moved in across the street.

Screen Romances Magazine [United States] (February 1933)
Irene Dunne
Screen Romances
February 1933

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Friday, February 3, 1933

Ruth Ray came back to school today. Sure had a swell English assembly program.

*The first edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, often abbreviated to SOED, was published this month. A scaled-down version of the Oxford English Dictionary, its two volumes were "to present in miniature all the features of the (twenty-volume) principal work" and to be "a quintessence of those vast materials" in the complete OED.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wednesday, February 1, 1933

Went to school. Had the Science and Civics tests. Will grade papers tomorrow. Read magazine.

"The Shadow's Shadow"
Published (c) February 1, 1933
"Who knows what evil lurks ...?"