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Beulah took vacations to England and Paris
in 1926, Europe in 1936 and Mexico in
1960. She took no camera, so other than two group photos
we have no visual documentation of those trips.
Beulah's England Tour - 1926 (not visible)
Beulah's Mexico Tour - 1960 (second from
Beulah kept a diary and wrote postcards and
letters home, of which we have several, but only a few of them
are worthy of
... may get a
steamer rug in Scotland. We went to Grand Opera
last night and heard Tannhauser -- such a beautiful
place as this is. I spent about two hours in the
Louvre this aft -- saw Mona Lisa and The Last Supper
by da Vinci [it had to have been a copy, since the
original is a fresco in Italy] and many other famous
pictures -- I enjoyed the Dutch collection of
pictures at Amsterdam more. I like their style
better than the Italians. Tonight we .. shall see
Carmen at the Comic Opera House.
I bought tickets
for 9 of us to go to the Follies [Folies Bergère]
tonight ... I'll probably never be the same after
the Follies tonight. They're a trifle risqué you
know. We have box seats for 6 & orchestra for 3 --
at 2.50 each or 100 [francs].
I have trouble
imagining Beulah at the Folies Bergère.
of the controversial
Sistine Madonna in the Dresden Art Museum (which fortunately
survived WWII and the British firebombing of Dresden).
encountering a dachshund for the first time
(probably a short-haired variety).
Observations about the Olympics
and eating German wurst.
The aforementioned fascination
We went, after assembling [for]
lunch, to stadium -- such a sight -- 100,000 accommodated -- & the
beautiful arena -- in green grass & the run ways in red brown. The
flags of all nations waving from the circular top -- & the beautiful
Hitler was present in afternoon when the German girl
was awarded medals for javelin throw, all Germans
rose, & sang national anthem -- band playing. They
rose & saluted when Hitler came in -- a sea of
outstretched arms, a sight indeed. Jesse Owens wins
800 meter dash. A beautiful negro.
diary of her 1960 trip to Mexico,
of interest to those who have been, might go in the
future, wish to read an amateur's observations of
Mexican culture fifty years ago, etc.