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February 8 & 9, 1930

February 8, 1930 diary entryThe Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine
Saturday, February 8, 1930

The eventful day has arrived and we have had breakfast served in our room and are on the way to the steamship by 8:30 a.m. Mary Seward the first one to appear as the taxi reached the dock. Then Elizabeth and Mr. Carlson. Everything is hustle and confusion, but at last the goodbyes are over, and we are alone.

Flowers—fruit and letters from Toccoa, all remind us that our children have not forgotten.

1:00 noon lunch which both enjoyed.

2:30 p.m. Lecture on how to adjust life belts and the position of our life boat #5 on Deck B. Slept all afternoon.

6:00 p.m. Dressed for dinner. A new waiter, who strongly resembles Charlie Reed, served us bountifully. Wrote cards. Retired early.


February 9, 1930 diary entrySunday, February 9, 1930

Richard awoke and raised the blind of our porthole. It was very rough during the night but calm this morning. Richard dressed and went to breakfast at 8:00. The stewardess served mine in bed! (Grapefruit juice, toast, and coffee.)

Changed time—moved our watches on fifty minutes. Dressed and took the elevator up to deck A. First Class for Divine worship and a Church of England Service. Enjoyed a brisk walk on Deck A before the gong called us to the service. Both of us slept in the lounge.

Lunch at 1:00 p.m. back on our deck. Enjoyed another good walk on deck. It snowed as we walked. Now, I understand why it is so cold. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. lamb chops and all the rest. 9:00 p.m. In 2nd Cabin Dining room. Moving pictures of a trip to the Panama Canal and West Indies.