Autobiography of Mary E. Wilson – 1933 – 1934

 

Mary E. Wilson

Mary E. Wilson

Not much has changed in Mary’s life so this is a rather short post. She seems quite happy with everything.

1933 – 1934

          My life at this time was quiet, nothing exciting was happening. Life was amiable at home. Doris was a good girl but willful.

My mother had decided that now that I was 22, I could keep half of my earnings. Three other girls and myself decided to take up horseback riding. I loved it and went two or three times a week.

I still dated Fred but I dated other young men to. I love going to the Ritz Ballroom and also danced and Quilty’s and Pleasure Beach Dance Hall. Fred did not like to dance and he worked nights every other week so it worked out just fine.

At this time, Dr. Nasti’s wife died and they had only been married a year. We had a rough time at the office because I could not depend on him to keep his appointments. For almost a year he had a bad time then he met a former girlfriend and they started going out and married.

I still had my part-time work in the G.E. but they were becoming very uneasy because there were more rumblings in Europe. I had a good job in but loved working for Dr. Nastri so I worked longer hours and was able to keep both jobs. I had no time for night school but I was happy doing my thing.

Somehow I felt I was leading a dual life. Two weeks I dated Fred and kept very reserved and had quiet times with him and his older friends playing bridge, etc. The other two weeks I hung around Francis and other friends, did a lot of dancing, horseback riding, picnics, swimming parties and also participated in exercise clubs but we did have fun times.

Celso was still my best friend and my nephew Jimmy had grown into a beautiful boy. My mother adored her first grandchild and spoiled him rotten.

Next Sunday, we’ll see what 1935 brings into the life of Mary E. Wilson. 

Tomorrow, I’ll begin posting letters written in late 1940, when Dan and Ced are working in Alaska and Lad is in Venezuela. Grandpa continues to keep his boys aware of what is happening in the family and in Trumbull.

Judy Guion

6 thoughts on “Autobiography of Mary E. Wilson – 1933 – 1934

  1. Mrs. P says:

    I think she was lucky to have the two contrary type lifestyles. It certainly keeps one from getting bored!

  2. gpcox says:

    Still a good one tho.

  3. Gallivanta says:

    At last she can keep some of her money!

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