Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Elizabeth and Oscar March 20-21, 1957 (49-51 of 56)

"I don't think there is any town that can equal it in any way. "

Elizabeth Johnson's Scrap Book of her and Oscar's trip, March 9-22, 1957, to Philadelphia, NYC, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and historic stops in Massachusetts continues.  We left them checking in at the Hotel on a return stop in NYC....

Wednesday, March 20, 1957 [Cont'd]

We washed up and went out to eat.  We talked of several places and finally decided to walk to Dr. Norman [Vincent] Peale's church and we ate at a Horn & Hardart counter service place on Fifth Ave.  Harold showed us a letter they had received from Catherine so it's a good thing we went back to the Piccadilly after all.  After we ate went on to Dr. Peale's church.  Dr. Peale wasn't there but we enjoyed the sermon and getting to see the church.

Jean and I went shopping and Oscar went down to the piers again.  I got a Black Hat for spring also a Black Jumper* and some ear rings for Joan Flint since her husband was doing our chores while we were gone.
Macy's Receipts dated March 21, 1957

*[I wonder if she had a $10 budget for herself as these items total $9.98.]

Jean and I had lunch at a Chock Full o'Nuts place and went back to the Hotel where Oscar was waiting. Harold soon came and we were again on our way this time heading for Hershey, Penna. [sic]

We arrived about dusk and got rooms at the Hershey Motel.  They were very nice, clean and ultra modern.  We drove around the block to Lindens Kitchen for supper.  We drove over to the Hotel Hershey and walked through the lobby and bought some cards. [See below]  It was truly beautiful but very expensive.  It sits on a high hill.  I would love to see it in the summertime.  The town was unique in every way.  I don't think there is any town that can equal it in any way.  I never saw so many country clubs and golf courses.
Hotel Hershey, Hershey PA c1955

To be concluded....
For other posts in this series see:
March 9, 1957 (1-2 of 56) New Vienna to Philadelphia
March 9-10, 1957 (2-14 of 56) Philadelphia
March 10-11, 1957 (15-18 of 56) Philadelphia to NYC
March 11, 1957 (18-19 of 56)  NYC
March 11-12, 1957 (20-27 of 56) NYC
March 12-13, 1957 (28-31 of 56) NYC
March 13-18, 1957 (31-34 of 56) NYC - CT - RI
March 18-19, 1957 (34-45 of 56) RI - MA
March 20, 1957 (46-49 of 56) MA - NYC
March 20-21, 1957 (49-51 of 56) NYC - Hershey
March 22, 1957 (52-56 of 56) Hershey PA to New Vienna

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