Straightened up the house. Martha and Mary Jane from Topeka came down. I went to town with them. Later, Myrtle came down. We took them over to their brother-in-law's.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Went swimming today. Daddy and Mother came after me and we went out to look at a house. Bernice and I went walking.
|Jean Harlow - September 29, 1933|
Imprint Ceremony #24 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Since 1927, The Chinese Theatre has been the home of the star powered red carpet
movie premieres and special events, where Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars
have come to watch their movies! The most famous movie theatre in the world is known
for its unique Forecourt of the Stars, featuring cement hand and footprints of major
movie stars from past to present.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Walked to school with Pauline and Ruth K and Nadine. Wore my oxfords. I got a blister on my heel. Walked home with Ruth R.
|Kansas City's Plaza Art Fair - 1932|
During the Depression when many other companies failed, the Country Club Plaza
looked for new ways to attract customers. The Plaza Art Fair was started in 1932
as a promotion to draw shoppers to the area and to lift their spirits. Held on an empty
lot on the southwest corner of Nichols Road and Central, where Tiffany & Co. is now
(see the photo above), 90 artists displayed their paintings by leaning them against trees
and benches. Paintings were priced from $1 to ten dollars. Artists enjoyed interacting with
each other and having conversations with those in the crowd about their work. All agreed
it was a successful first-time event and should continue. And continue it has. This year
(2011), more than 250,000 people attended Kansas City's Plaza Art Fair.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Went swimming today. Had a test in Latin. I made 100%. Got my new shoes (oxfords).
Monday, September 26, 2011
I helped Gweyn clean the kids up this evening. Went down to the book shop and traded for a couple of mystery books.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Went back to school today. Had a substitute in history as Mrs. Elston was sick. Have test tomorrow.
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner (March 6, 1885 – September 25, 1933) was an American
sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the
sports world, marriage and the threatre. Married with four sons, Lardner wrote for a
number of newspapers, but his real newspaper "home" was the Chicago Tribune.
Sarah Bembrey has written about a singular event in Lardner's sportswriting experience:
"In 1919 something happened that changed his way of reporting about sports and
changed his love for baseball. This was the Black Sox scandal, when the Chicago White Sox
sold out the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Ring was exceptionally close to the
White Sox and felt he was betrayed by the team. After the scandal, Ring always wrote
about sports as if there were some kink to the outcome."
Lardner died on September 25, 1933, in East Hampton, New York, of TB.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Mother and I went to Sunday School and church. We had a watermelon. Went over to Raiferts'.
Friday, September 23, 2011
I got an abscess on my tooth. Mother didn't feel very good. Aunt Kate and Helen were up and we rode out to 48th.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Went swimming. Daddy came after me but I missed him. I walked home with Nadine and Pauline and Ruth Ray.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I lost my white pocketbook today. I sure hated it. I had my assignment notebook in it.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Went swimming today. Practiced on our backstroke. It was kind of cool again today. Uncle Laten and Aunt Katie and Helen took us out to eat.
|Green Parrot Inn|
Mrs. J.B. Dowd, Owner
1929 - 1955
From the back of the postcard:
The Green Parrot Inn, internationally famous for its delicious fried chicken dinners,
catering only to the connoisseurs of selected foods well prepared. We invite you
to dine with us; no liquors; you will find a quiet, homelike atmosphere and typical
western hospitality. Open Sundays 1 PM till 8 PM; other days 6 AM to PM;
closed-mondays; reservations requested; located on 50 Highway
and State Line Road one mile west of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Walked home with Rose Kurs. Stopped at the dime store. Daddy and Mother and I drove down and got some chicken feed.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Went to school again today. Here it is already starting on the third week of school. Time sure flies.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Went to Sunday School and church, then went to the show with Pauline. Saw "Gold Diggers of 1933" and "Gambling Lady." We wore our good dresses.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Mother and I went to town with Daddy. I got me a new pair of shoes. I straightened up the house this a.m.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Went swimming today. Had World History. I walked home with Pauline. Didn't have much night work, so went out and played.
Two new laws were passed by Germany on September 15, 1933.
The Law for the Protection of German Blood and
German Honor states that no Jew may marry a German.
The Reich Citizenship Law says that Jews cannot
be German citizens unless they are loyal to the
Germans and have Aryan blood.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Walked home with Pauline. Ruth Ray and Nadine tonight. Mother made some hot cocoa.
Take 6 Tablespoons scraped chocolate, or 3 of chocolate and
3 of cocoa, dissolve in 1 quart of boiling water, boil hard for 15
minutes, add 1 quart rich milk, let scald and serve hot.
Some boil either cocoa or chocolate only one minute and then serve,
while others make it the day before using, boiling it for one hour
and when cool skimming off the oil, and when wanted for use, heat it
to the boiling point and add the milk. In this way it is equally good and
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Went swimming. Juanita Prine (my locker partner) and I got our locker. Daddy and Mother came after us. Ruth Ray and Pauline rode with us.
|September 1933 Good Housekeeping magazine|
Cover artist: (c) E.S.C.E.
Price: 25 cents US/30 cents Canada
Article of note:
A Talk With Job-Hunters by Esther E. Brooke
(Unemployment reached an all-time high in 1933)
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tomorrow our Gym class goes swimming. The other class went today. Tonight Fred and I fixed my puppet show.
|September 12, 1933|
Barney Ross vs Tony Canzoneri
Lightweight Title Rematch
Polo Grounds, New York, City
Scheduled for 15 rounds, the fight was a brutal, bloody, bout. It wasn't until the last few rounds,
when Ross had Canzoneri out on his feet, that Barney was able to develop a clear cut edge. After
winning the fight, Ross indicated that he was glad he had not knocked out the gallant Canzoneri.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Pauline didn't go with me to school today. Had Latin test. Walked up to dime store. Got cream. I walked home with Ruth Ray.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Mother and I went to Sunday School and c hurch. Saw Mrs. Mitchell (former Sunday School teacher). Mother and Daddy and I went over to Raiferts. Ollie came over and we listened to the radio.
|James Francis "Jimmy" Durante ((February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980)|
American singer, pianist, comedian and actor whose distinctive clipped
gravelly speech, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and
large nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular
personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s.
On September 10, 1933, Durante appeared on Eddie Cantor's Chase and
Sanborn Hour,continuing until November 12 of that year. When Cantor departed,
Durante took over the NBC show as its star from April 22 to September 30, 1934,
moving on to The Jumbo Fire Chief Program (1935–36).
Durante's radio show was bracketed with two trademarks: "Inka Dinka Doo" as
his opening theme, and the invariable signoff that became another familiar
national catchphrase: "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are."
Friday, September 9, 2011
I read my book. Fed the chickens. Gweyn and Joyce and Baby Doll and I went up to the dime store. Got me 2 pair of shoe laces.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Some kids I know found my mirror. I done my night work. I washed the dishes and then I read my mystery book.
|Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie is released in the U.K.|
Jane Wilkinson was once America's darling of the stage. Today she is better known
as the unfaithful wife of eccentric Lord Edgware. Unfortunately, her confidential
admission to Hercule Poirot that she'd do anything to escape her miserable marriage couldn't
have come at a worse time: the very day before her husband is found stabbed to death. Lucky
for Lady Jane she has an alibi as impeccable as her taste in lovers. But is she truly innocent
--or is she giving the performance of a lifetime? The outcome of Act III is up to her newest
fan, the brilliant Belgian sleuth, sitting front row center...
The U.S. title is Thirteen at Dinner.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I lost my mirror. This evening I done all my lessons. Helen came down and we went and got us eacher book.
|Lady for a Day premieres on September 7, 1933|
Starring Jean Parker, Warren William, Glenda Farrell,
May Robson and Guy Kibbee
Produced and Directed by Frank Capra
"Apple Annie" is a near destitute street peddler who has invented the false
identity of a wealthy matron of high society in letters to her daughter who has
been raised in Spain. The ruse is threatened when the daughter becomes engaged
to a Spanish nobleman's son, and his family insists upon meeting the daughter's
family prior to the nuptials. When Annie learns they are all coming from Spain to
visit her, she becomes near-suicidal until "Dave the Dude," her dubious crime-boss
benefactor, finds her.
Dave is a local racketeer with a superstitious sense of responsibility for
Annie's welfare, convinced that buying her apples has been what maintains
what maintains his good luck in the various underworld schemes he manages.
He enlists his criminal associates in a plot to fool the soon-to-arrive nobleman,
son and daughter, by dressing up his cronies and rehearsing them on proper etiquette.
He puts Annie into a luxury apartment, equips her with a respectable husband
(actually a local pool shark) named Judge E. Worthington Mansville. But
the scheme goes an unexpected path when Annie becomes more than convincing
as a dignified and maternal woman.
NOTE: This is a wonderful movie. If you haven't seen it, rent it. And enjoy!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I went to school today with Pauline. Went over to Aunt Katie's this evening. I got my lessons all done for tomorrow.
Monday, September 5, 2011
School started today and Pauline came by for me. I am a sophomore now (at Central High School). Daddy got my books. Had chicken for supper.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
We brought 8 chickens home. Aunt Katie got 2. I went up to Pauline's. She had moved and she is going to walk to school with me.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Went home today. Left at eight o'clock. Got home at six. Stopped three hours on the way. Had a blowout on front tire.
Friday, September 2, 2011
I stayed all night at Mart's. Went up to Henry's for dinner. Then Emmett, Melvin, Nellie, Dorothy and Marvin Knox all came down.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Daddy, Henry and Newt went fishing and we had fish for supper. Mart and Nellie's came down and we had watermelon and ice cream.