The Diary of Evelyn Forrestâ€™s Trip to Palestine
February 3, 1930
3:30 p.m. The train pulled out on time with a happy crowd of students, teachers, and friends at the station waving goodbye. Reached Greenville, South Carolina 5:15 p.m. Richard sent the first telegrams back home.
6:00 p.m. Had a wonderful dinner on trainâ€”broiled lamb steak.
9:30 p.m. Said goodbye to train crew who have been so kind.
February 4, 1930
7:15 a.m. Had a good nightâ€™s rest and was almost ready to leave the dressing room before any other ladies appeared.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Washington, D.C. Union station dining room. Out in the rain: â€œSinging in the Rain. Yes! I know what that means now. Two hours of it in Washington, D.C. Visited the office of the Chief of the Passport Division of the USA, Mrs. Shipley and also Mr. Sutton and Judge Syle of the Federal Radio Commission and Congressman Bell.
Left on the 11:10 a.m. train for Phila. Arrived 1:20 p.m. and had another experience of â€œSinging in the Rain.â€ Had the thrill of walking through the Public Bldg. and eating lunch at Dennetâ€™s old stand, Â½ doz. fries.
Called on Sallie Greer in Wauawachers. Called on Roy Tabor in his office. Took 4:39 p.m. train for Media.
Media, Pa. 5:30 p.m. Emma and Elizabeth met us at the train. Still â€œSinging in the Rain.â€ More of it. Saw Mother, Chas. And Laura and Lillian Drennen. They were just ready to sit down to supper so we ate a lamb chop with them. Then went back to Emmaâ€™s and had supper with them. All four at home: Errett and Emma, Elizabeth and Robert. Just as we finished eating Roy and Nell Tabor arrived. They drove us to West Pa. To connect with the train for New York at 9:00 p.m. Now it was Richardâ€™s time to â€œsing in the rainâ€ and rumble seat. It certainly was a wild ride but we arrived just in time.
11:30 p.m. arrived in the â€œbig cityâ€ New York. Soon we were fast asleep in one of the Lincolnâ€™s comfortable beds.