Monday, October 22, 2007

Friday, October 22, 1926

No diary entry today. We continue with Aunt Marjorie's memories of Albert.

"I don't remember Mother talking about the actual graduation ceremony (when Albert graduated from Harvard) but I remember she said she met Albert's girlfriend and her parents in Cambridge. Her name was Marjorie Sears. Her parents took Mother and Albert to their vacation cottage on the ocean. Mother talked at length about how soothing it was to walk barefoot in the sand."

Apparently Albert's girlfriend was not as poor as he was.

Grandma often wrote complaining how her feet hurt all the time, caused by a combination of bad feet and poor fitting shoes, we think. It would feel nice to walk through the sand on a beach if you were always used to walking around in ill-fitting shoes.


  1. I have been reading this blog with delight; living history is something I thoroughly enjoy.
    My late grandmother was the youngest of 14 children in a very poor family. They wore hand-me-downs including shoes. Except for the oldest boys, all the children had horribly misshapen feet. My grandmother was in pain but never complained. It really puts things into perspective, we are privileged and have so much to be grateful for. Thank you for sharing your family's stories.

  2. I have often wondered what Albert's life would have been if Marjorie Sears had said 'yes' when he proposed to her. (She eventually did say yes, but by that time he had joined the Jesuit Order). Amazing, one little word can change the life of more than one person