January 1, 1927: “we spent the day alone”

Saturday, January 1st, 1927
Cloudy + dull. We spent the day alone. Had roast pork with “fixens” for dinner. Just as good as turkey. Audrea slowly recovering from a bad cold which took away her voice. The Baldwins Mr. + Mrs. came in last night. Had very pleasant time. They stayed untill one o’clock.

Notes + Explanations:

“Audrea” is actually Audrey, my grandmother, who would have been 10 years old, almost 11. The Baldwins are not remembered by anyone in my family, as far as I know. From future diary entries, it sounds like they are neighbors and friends of Edith and Clarence (Annie‘s daughter and son-in-law with whom she is living at this time). 

Almost every diary entry begins with a meteorological assessment of the day. Historical weather data for January 1, 1927, can be found here.  

Historical Context:

On this day – January 1st, 1927…

The British Broadcasting Corporation was created by royal charter as a publicly funded company, with 773 employees. The first BBC news bulletin was delivered at 6:30 am on January 3

The 1927 Rose Bowl matched two of the nation’s unbeaten and untied college football teams, with the Stanford Indians (10–0–0) against the Alabama Crimson Tide (9–0–0). Stanford led, 7–0, until the final minute, when Alabama blocked a punt, recovered the ball on the 14, and nullified the victory with a 7–7 tie.

Massachusetts became the first state in the U.S. to require car owners to carry liability insurance.

The tomb of Tutankhamun was opened for public viewing for the first time since the Egyptian pharaoh’s death in 1327 BC.

(source: Wiki)

Original Diary Page:

1927.01.01-02 - Annie F Morris diary

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