January 26, 1936 “It is awfully cold here.”

26 Jan
January 26, 1936  “It is awfully cold here.”

Trudel returns to diary style in her notes:


Awfully cold for weeks. 20˚ below 0 Fahrenheit = about 30˚ below Celsius. And we are making straw and light felt hats.

Garbo  - Karenina

A Spring Hat in Winter

I may have to have my tonsils removed anyhow in Spring. The doctors here are all money hungry and so far I have not found one I would trust. A school friend of Leonard’s has an apothecary, not a drugstore, and we go to him for advice instead of a doctor.

We recently saw “Anna Karenina” with Greta Garbo and Fredric March!! I did like the book much better.

Had a bad cold but I am OK again.

We saw “Mutiny on the Bounty”

and laughed a lot seeing Eddy Cantor in “Strike me Pink.”

Strike Me Pink

Strike Me Pink

Mutiny on the Bounty 1935

Mutiny on the Bounty


About Leonard Grossman

Writing about the online world since 1992: The ModemJunkie's Portal Taught school in the inner-city from 1967-78, Government lawyer from 1979-2010. Married to the incredible Cindy Barnard. Proud father of Sarah and grandfather of Gavin.

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2 Responses to January 26, 1936 “It is awfully cold here.”

  1. Ed Nelson

    March 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    We really do enjoy seeing your mother’s correspondence, Len! I think it straightens both of us up, to a degree at least. Gotta grant I don’t see all of ‘e,. and I suspect my version of Explorer is so outdated that some material is unavailable to me. And I’vr also gotta recognize that I don’t get at every one of your posts. Still I do enjoy what I get, and thank you for ’em.

    Very best regards to both you and Cindy, Len.

    • Leonard Grossman

      March 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Glad you got this one, Ed. Of course you can always click on the home button, or even better, look at the month-by-month archives on the sidebar, to go back and pick up what you have missed.



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