On September 19, 1935 Mary Potter finally had a permanent job at $1620 per annum.
She worked for the SEC in Washington DC, Philadelphia for almost nine years.
On May 2, 1944 when she enlisted in the WAVES, with orders on June 15, 1944.
|Elaine Potter (21) and Dorothy Potter (19)|
in St. Louis, Sept 1935
|"Too young"...George is 60 at this point.|
|Verna Madison: identified|
Katie Brown: Arch Brook's son Roy's wife Mildred's sister. Really.
|"Dora" is George's sister in E. St. Louis with whom Elaine is staying|
Dorothy is, I believe, in Springfield doing domestic odd jobs.
|Labor Day Excursion Fare DC-NY-DC! $3.50!|
|The Grand Organ (still grand in its way), plus|
Symphonic Orchestra and Glee Club
(Friml composed "Rose-Marie" and "The Vagabond King" among others)
|Radio City show for $0.99!|
|The Corps de Ballet (still a thing) and Glee Club (reprise)|
|AND, after all that, the movie...Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in "Top Hat"|
(I am intrigued by "The WIVEL", a "Glamorous Scandinavian Cabaret,"
unfortunately, it does not seem to have been on the itenerary)
|Note: "Draughans" is the business college which Mary had attended in Tulsa.|
"Miss Elam" is evidently in charge of bill collection, as Mary's student debt is much in arrears.
"Art" is Mary's boyfriend, whose hometown was Huntington, NY
"Vera" otherwise unidentified.
|Sargent School Location..driving Marjorie one way while Dave and Florence take the schoolbus to Cabool|
Potter farm was approx. at the end of the yellow line in the NW corner of map, N of the road. and W or the train tracks.
Credit: www.topoquest.com; fair use claimed of detail of much larger topo map.
Note: Mary's birthday was May 24, so Florence was upset much too late.
Note: "Gregory" is not ID'd.
Note: Will Rogers , humorist and actor, died 15 Aug 1935.
Note: "Art (Stewartson)" was Mary's new boyfriend who she would later marry and divorce.
There are no pictures of him.
Note: "B.Bs" are, from context, bedbugs.
|Note: "Pete" not ID'd|
|Note: "Gregory" and "Ruby Tayor" and "Overacre" and "Ness Snow" not ID'd.|
|Note: Oren Kennedy is George's cousin on the Hasbrouck side in PA|
|Note: Room mate, size of: see below.|
|Note: Explanation of room mate size joke on page 6...a scrap of a letter from Mary, with George Potter's response.|