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February 10 & 11, 1930

Diary February 10, 1930The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine
Monday, February 10, 1930

Slept late and feel fine. Richard went down to breakfast but I had mine served in bed. Then enjoyed a good hot salt-water bath. It was so restful and refreshing. Then a brisk walk on deck and we were both ready for lunch.

Wrote cards and letters, slept, and read. I had so much pep after my salt bath [that I] unpacked some things from the trunk and put out my dinner dress. I really enjoy dressing for dinner – at 7:00 p.m. After a brisk walk on deck, we went to the lounge where I wrote cards and letters until bedtime. The moon is nearly full and [Richard] took me out on deck just to see it before we retired. If it only were not so cold!


Tuesday, February 11, 1930
Diary February 11, 1930
Both of us slept until after 10 o’clock. I had taken my hot bath before Richard awoke. Did not order breakfast too near lunch but ate an orange and walked on deck. Beautiful day. Not so cold.

1:00 Lunch – Mutton chops – my special! Read afterwards “Travels of Mungo Park.” Opened our Steamer Letters from home and enjoyed them immensely —also the book from Mrs. E.P. Simpson and Mrs. Minnie Edward’s Valentine. Think we will frame it when we get home.

7:00 p.m. A dinner dance. Of course, we did not dance but had to watch the others dance if we desired to eat dinner for it was held in our dining room.

9:00 p.m. Moving pictures which were junk. Retired 11:30 p.m.