Tuesday, 19 October 1937
Left Vancouver today arriving at Seattle just on dark – got to border, Blane [Blaine]. Had to open all luggage for States Custom, too fussy. 150 miles from Vancouver. Nice cabin, 6 miles from town. Quite a nice drive to Seattle.
Monday, 18 October 1937
Just stayed at home all day.
Sunday, 17 October 1937
Called for Mr & Mrs Ensell. Took them for a drive. Went to the new suburb Shanesay [Shaughnessy] – then around Stanley Park. Got back to tea, then went and spent the evening with the Ensells. Got back about 11 o’clock.
Saturday, 16 October 1937
Went to the pictures. Saw Betty Davis in That Kind of Woman – very good. Had lunch at 12.30 then had a look at the 3 main shops – bought stockings & socks. Town not extra big. Came back the cabin about 5.30, almost dark—goods fairly cheap rather wet.
Friday, 15 October 1937
Had good lunch. Went and called on Miss Cooper, had afternoon tea. Raining all day – dark at 5.30, 3 of us went – came home and stopped in for the night.
Thursday, 14 October 1937
Went to Mrs Ensel to lunch in Vancouver had pleasant day rang Miss Cooper up.
Wednesday, 13 October 1937
Stayed in all the morning. Cooked dinner. Went for a drive to call on Mrs Ensel.
Promised to go back to lunch tomorrow.
Vancouver Jess had news
Tuesday, 12 October 1937
Left City Falls (sic) this morning. Nice scenery all the way. Got to Vancouver about 3. Went to Post Office. Got several letters, one from Aunty Bella, telling of the loss of Jess baby [Wep’s wife and Thirza’s daughter in law] – very sorry – got 3 from Bill, 1 from Jack. Got a nice cabin every comfort for 1.75.
Everett a nice town, then Bellingham, a big place. Got to Blaine at 2.30 where we had to pass the customs, over the border to New Westminister, a big bridge being built there 14 miles from the town of Vancouver.
Sunday, 10 October 1937
Crossed the border at 9 – drove through the American Rockies, very good scenery. Arrived at Wilbur for the night, lots of cars, horse racing being at Wilbur for 8 days.
Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Eastport, Idaho, 1924-1956; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A3460; Roll: 26; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Record Group Number: 85.
Saturday, 9 October 1937
Left Radium Springs this morning. Dreadful roads, nice scenery all the way. Got to Kingsgate pretty late for the night.
[Kingsgate is just near the US border at Idaho.]