March 1, 1927: “my head must be made of wood”

Tuesday March the first 1927
A most beautiful day. March is certainly coming in like a lamb + will most likely go out like a lion, but it brings us that much nearer to April which is a consummation devoutly to be wished. How I dislike the snow. It seems as if I could not wait to get out in the car. I wonder how I live. No one to speak to + nothing pleasant ever happens. My head must be made of wood or I’d go crazy. Read aloud + went to bed.


NOTES + EXPLANATIONS

If nothing else, this entry is a wonderful advertisement for the benefits of a universally accessible house design (shameless plug for my architecture studio). Even today, 88 years later, elderly frequently feel confined to their homes or bedrooms because of the fear of falling on the steps to get in or out. Connection to nature is essential! I’d go crazy too, Annie!!


On this day in History: March 1, 1927 (Tuesday)

U.S. President Calvin Coolidge and his family spent their final night in the White House, which was set for six months of repairs on the roof and the upper floor. The following day, they took up residence at a mansion on Dupont Circle, owned by Mrs. Ellinor Schlesinger. President Coolidge continued to use the executive offices at the White House.

An explosion at a coal mine in Cwm, Wales, a coal mine explosion killed 52 miners.

Born: Harry Belafonte, African-American singer (Day-O), in New York City;, and Robert Bork, American judge, rejected candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court, in Pittsburgh (d. 2012).

(source: Wiki)


ORIGINAL DIARY PAGES:

1927.03.01-02 - Annie F Morris diary


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