A postcard I purchased quite a few years ago at one of the Dublin City Bookfairs. I thought the woman resembled my mother. It disappeared for years, but today it unexpectedly reappeared. Hooray. I still think the presumably English woman resembles my mother.
In this photo taken in Lincolnshire in 1934, the woman in the center is my mother (but before she married and gave birth to me)
A better day – some sunshine. She was busy getting participants for various tournaments and talking with various people, including crew members. She played, and won, 2 rounds of the shuffleboard tournament. After Libby went to bed she had a “wild” time with one of the crew. ( Hmm – is this my mother at age 22?)
June 9 Saturday Boston (1934)
This is the first entry in my mother’s diary of her trip. The day starts out with quite ordinary things. She finished her packing after lunch. Someone named George came at 6 p.m. and took her to Old France. She danced, had a cocktail, and after a little trouble (unspecified) they got to the boat there in Boston at 8:10. She lists the people who came to see them off. And then she writes “After waving + waving sailed about ten”. Then she notes the various gifts from friends, including roses from George. She and Aunt Libby watched the lights of Boston as they sailed away.
There is another curious item about this entry in the diary. She mentions candy from Aunt Lena. Lena is one of her father’s half sisters. There is a family mystery about my grandfather’s half siblings. This stirs me to dig a bit further to try to solve it.
My mother and her sister and a 3rd out for a brisk walk – photo from July 1934, Crianlarich Scotland
Church of Scotland in Crianlarich