May 20, 1932
Emelia Erhardt1 Putnam flew from Newfoundland to Ireland, 2000 mi. in 14 hrs. + 54 minutes. Col. Chas. Lindberg flew the same route 5 yrs. ago.
May 22, 1932
The Marysville Ball team played today. Christ Schenck, Gordon O’Connell, Clarence Beaver, Joe Color, Ralph Williams, Tom Williams, Herman Ingman, Lester Rudio, Thadius Smygie, Mr. Brown of the St. Louis Mine and Rob O’Connell were umpires. The day was cold & windy, I went home got my heavy coat & a shawl for my feet. There were near 30 cars around the grounds. Marysville 4 – Mont. Power 10. Margie Larson sure was encouraging them all.2
May 27, 1932
Christie did the dishes for me today. My back feels broken.
May 30, 1932
I cried . . . and swore terrible because Frances came up Saturday to take me down for Corpus Christie and Memorial Day but Christie and Albert found all kinds of excuses what I was needed home for. I was not needed home at all . . . I baked and cleaned the dam [sic] house but they both were out. Lincoln and Marysville played ball today.3 Mary’le4 lost.
- Correct spelling is “Amelia Earhart” but Mary’s spelling of Amelia’s maiden name is interesting to note because she (Mary) had a cousin by the same last name, but spelled “Erhardt” instead of “Earhart”. ↩
- This is a picture of the Marysville baseball team from about the same time period. I labelled the players based on Mary’s handwritten notations at the bottom of the photo. There are two names I was unsure of: the 2nd man from the left and the last man on the right, both in the back row. The players she listed are: Beaver, Murrio?, M. Rudio, Ingman, Smigaj, Cooper?, Colar, Schenck (Mary’s son Christie), T. Williams, Korting, O’Connell, Haley, R. Williams, D. Rudio. ↩
- I hope Mary made it to the ballgame that day!! ↩
- “Mary’le” is Mary’s abbreviation for Marysville. ↩