July 9, 1938
Saturday. T1 and T2 invite them to the races. There is something magnificent about these animals, she thinks, wishing she owned a camera. T2 did not bring hers.
[Note: Only she and J. refer to Ted and Tuppie as T1 and T2, which they generously allow. She can’t quite say Tuppie without feeling like she will cough up a fur ball]
[Side Note A: Images from “A horse race” CVA 300-159, City of Vancouver. Photographer Karl Haspel, an amateur photographer in Vancouver, originally from Greencastle, Indiana. 1888-1971. Image altered by myself]
[Side Note B: While searching for images related to this date in 1938, ( which FYI, in case you didn’t notice, happily coincides with 2016 – eg today, July 9, is a Saturday as it was then), I found this delightful image (which I have altered) of the “Happy Old Agers Club” first picnic. ]
Source: City of Vancouver Archives: Cl P18.2 Group portrait. People indentified (left to right): Back row: C.W. Pulham, Mrs. W.B. Simmons, Mrs. Ferguson, Fred Cracknell, Mrs. W.R. Mortell, C. B. Fowler, Mrs. Sturday, Fred Davis. Front row: Mrs. M. Nice, Charles Hill-Tout, Mrs. M.E. Smith, George W. Ribchester, Mrs. Ribchester. No photographer is listed.
Mrs. M.E. Smith, featured in the cropped top image on the left, looks like someone I would have liked to have known. I will now imagine her as a favourite aunt of our narrator.