Thursday 26th. A beautiful day the first for so long. Edith is hurrying on her cards. She wants to get them in tomorrow so the moury will go on the next check. Emma + Ruth came in on their way from school. Ruth will stay to dinner. Mrs. Johnston run in. Ruth went home at eight o’clock. I did the dishes + then read aloud untill ten o’clock. After Edith + Audrea went to bed I read the papers + then went to bed myself.
NOTES + EXPLANATIONS
“Moury” is the weird word here in this entry. She could have meant to write “money”, but it clearly looks like “moury” to me. I suppose it’s just a handwriting typo…? Anyone else have a suggestion?
On this day in history: May 26, 1927 (Thursday)
- U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon announced that he had approved a change in the size of United States currency to save printing costs. The bills would be 11⁄3 inches shorter and 3⁄4 inches narrower, with the first new bills to appear in spring of 1928. In addition, consistent images were selected for the one dollar bill (George Washington) and the two dollar bill (Thomas Jefferson). Mellon commented that, “in time, each denomination will be immediately recognized from the picture it bears”.
- Al Jolson was signed to the play the lead in The Jazz Singer, the first talkie, after George Jessel (who originated the role in the 1925 Broadway play) backed out over artistic differences in the screenplay adaptation, and after being denied a salary bonus after the movie’s last-minute change from a silent to a talkie. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in July.
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