Monday May the second. The Steadmans came today. got here in time for dinner. had to fly around + get the beds changed around Edith + Audrea had to go to the attic. They are pleasant people + we enjoy having them but the place is so small + not as much to do with as we would like to have. I was feeling badly when they got here but soon began to feel better + have been better ever since. I think I believe it was a direct answer to prayer for I had prayed that I might have strength given me for the extra work + it was given me
On this day in history: May 2, 1927 (Monday)
- Buck v. Bell: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., delivered the 8-1 majority opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court, upholding a Virginia law permitting compulsory sterilization of mentally retarded women, writing, “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their own imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind.” Pierce Butler was the lone dissenter.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture began the grading of beef sold at retail, on a one-year trial, with “choice” and “prime” grades being applied to those producers who requested the service.
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