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Tuesday
Oct192010

(Part 2) 1935 Trip to New York Scrapbook

Today we begin looking at the journal that Ms. O'Brien put together for her trip to the A.G.O. (American Guild of Organists) Convention in New York in June of 1935.

New York Bound:

Left Wichita Fall at 4:15 p.m.  Baldwin Montgomery, Elizabeth Wright, Margarite Haney, Mrs. Robbins and quite a number of the Akin family were at the station.  At Gainesville John A. Dennis and Kathleen were at the station when we passed thru.

Ate dinner between Whitesboro and Dennison.  Had shrimp cocktail, baked trout, onion soup, pineapple and cheese salad, English peas, lime sherbert, potatoe, beets, celery and stuffed mangoes, strawberry shortcake.

Our sleeper was called Navarena.  Nita told the porter she thot our car was called Reno.  He said he wished he was going to Reno – and had some of their good stuff.  Evidently he didn’t know what Reno was noted for.

Monday: (we will continue with Monday tomorrow because it covers a few more pages by itself...)



 I'll include information I find when researching her trip.  I couldn't find anything initially on The Navarena or The Reno sleeper trains.  But WOW what a dinner she had.  They must have had 5 train cars full of food to feed that to all the travelers on board!  Here's a closeup of the scrapbooked items she had...

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Reader Comments (5)

Hey! Thanks for following! It looks to me like I just found a new (old) paper fan, so I'll be adding my name to your list.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé

So glad you stopped by. Comment on here anytime and let us know where you're coming from if you have a site. Thanks!

October 19, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

I love the idea of seeing people you know as you pass through neighboring towns. I'm also fascinated by her food descriptions. Stuffed mangoes...wow!

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I wondered about the people at the passing train station. Were they family, friends? Did they come to just wave? And that kitchen on the train must have been something else.

October 19, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

Having spent thirty minutes six nights a week on the Great Northern's Western Star (selling newspapers) in the late Fifties, I can assure you that the diner car dinner menu was much like she described. I often traded a newspaper for a HALF A CHICKEN, which was what was served if you ordered the chicken dinner. I don't know what AMTRAK serves for food, but I would imagine the menu has been down-sized and up-priced as has everything.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé

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