March 17, 1927: “keenness + ready wit”

Thursday the seventeenth
A beautiful day + St Patricks- begorra. Audrea wore her new hat + the girls said she was Irish because it was green. If being Irish could bring her the keenness + ready wit of that nation I could wish she were. Nothing new. Read the paper + went to bed.


NOTES + EXPLANATIONS

Can anyone help me with the handwriting in that first line? What’s the word after St Patricks? Begorra! (Thank you reader, Al!)

I’m a bit behind on posting because I’ve been swamped with work, so today I’m going to schedule a bunch of them in advance without notes or explanations. And I’ll come back later and add notes via this section or the comments. Join in the analysis if you see something interesting!


On this day in history: March 17, 1927 (Thursday)

Teapot Dome scandal: Harry F. Sinclair, owner of Mammoth Oil Company (later Sinclair Oil), was convicted by a jury of contempt of Congress. The multimilloniare eventually served a six-month prison term in 1930. On the same day, President Coolidge issued an executive order returning administration of all naval petroleum reserves from the U.S. Department of Interior to the U.S. Department of the Navy.

More than one-hundred people died when the Chinese ship Chongfu was wrecked in the Yangtze River near Luzhou in the Sichuan Province.

The Royal Australian Navy cruiser HMAS Australia was launched at Clydesbank, Scotland. It was commissioned in 1928.

(source: Wiki)


ORIGINAL DIARY PAGES:

1927.03.17-18 - Annie F Morris diary


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