Peg is staying all nite with me tonite, cause it stormed & Vern & Jo had to walk home. Mom got at permanent at Lucilles Beauty Shoppe today after work. I’m wearing my hair in a new way.
I’m guessing that Lucille’s is a salon in Macon. Mildred’s trip to said salon seems to have inspired Hazel to change her own hair-do as well.
I’m trying to figure out why a storm would cause Vern and Jo to have to walk home. Maybe the creek got over the road, maybe their car wouldn’t start, maybe . . . what? I can’t figure that one out. At least they didn’t make poor Peggy walk it with them. It’s at least a 2-mile walk, maybe more, even through the country. And I, for one, wouldn’t have wanted to walk during the storm, but surely they waited until the worst was over . . . baffling all around.
Bevier must have been on one edge of a huge terrible storm system that went through, because that same night, a tornado ripped through the State Fair in Sedalia, Missouri, killing 1 person, injuring 17 others, and doing about $3 million in damage to the Fairgrounds and its buildings. The storm hosted 78 mph winds and caused the heaviest destruction Sedalia had seen in 25 years. It closed the Fair down for a few days so they could take time to recover.
I was reading this from old 1952 newspapers last Thursday afternoon. Thursday night, a storm system went through. Worse to the west and south of us, and we were right on the edge of it. Friday, I got up, got ready, picked up my cousin, and drove to the State Fair. It was closed! They had had 95 mph winds when the storm went through, and it had knocked out power to over 60% of the entire city, including the fair, and had done quite a bit of damage, although thankfully, no one was injured this time. Cleanup was still in progress before they could let anyone in, and they had no estimated time as to when that would happen. So we had to turn around and come back home without seeing the fair. Very ironic, how history repeated itself in this particular instance.
On a lighter note, I also gleaned the following useful information from today’s paper:
If you want liver to go through a food chopper easily, cover the liver with boiling water and let stand about 10 minutes before grinding.
Chopped liver, anyone? Ick!
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