Wed. 25. The worst day yet. Has rained all day + so dark + cold. I am about discouraged. Mrs. Baldwin came in this afternoon to paint cards with Edith. Oh! For a sight of the sun + some blue sky. Have “The Green Dolphin” by Sara Ware Bassett to read tonight if nothing prevents.
Nothing prevented. An interesting story of life on Cape Cod. We are going to enjoy it very much.
NOTES + EXPLANATIONS
“The Green Dolphin” by Sara Ware Bassett (which for some reason is listed on Wiki as “The Green Dolphin Inn”), was one of many novels set in a couple of fictional Cape Cod villages she created, Belleport and Wilton.
The hardcover version, published in 1926, seems to be available on Amazon:
Other books by her are available for free download via the fabulous Gutenberg Project.
On this day in history: May 25, 1927 (Wednesday)
- U.S. Army Lt. James H. Doolittle became the first person to perform an “outside loop”, a feat that aviators had been attempting since 1912, with at least two getting killed in the attempt. Doolittle, who would later become more famous as Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle for a daring raid on Tokyo, climbed to 8,000 feet over Dayton, Ohio, then turned the nose of his plane downward, being upside down at 6,000 feet, before flying back upward to his original altitude and completing the circle.
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