The daily diary entries from Ruth Catherine McKenzie McCoy. Her daughter, author Fran Baker, has included photos, historic notes and "old-time" recipes following the entries. Readers are welcome to comment.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Thursday, March 9, 1933
Today was Mother's birthday. Raiferts came over, and Ollie. We had a late lunch in the evening.
In March 1933, W. T. Kemper, CEO of Kansas City's Commerce Trust Company, dealt with a run on his bank with apples: He bought them at the farmer's market and cheerily handed them out to panicked customers in line.