1942 Lucie Brown Ballantyne Journal (sample page) from Florida trip in March-Apri
March 6th  Fri. Agnes [Morrow] Scandrett surprised us by coming from Palm Harbor. Nat took her out to lunch and I was going to a tea party as Mrs. Geo. Wilson's guest at the Cordova. [Agnes, 1869-1953, 1st cousin of Lucie, whose book about trip to Africa was posted here or about Agnes' father, James E. Morrow, here.]
Met Mrs. Cadmon of Toronto Ohio and Mrs. Reese a sister of Pelt.
Played cards in the eve. with Emma and Mrs. Powell. Had dinner at Detroit. [The first hotel in St. Petersburg, the Detroit, was built in 1888 and a restaurant was added in 1926. It has now been converted into condominiums. Postcard views below]
Sat. March 7th.  Style show at Huntington Hotel. Met the queen of W. Va Lenora Deemer of New Cumberland Terrible Mob. 1800 [St. Petersburg hosted a Festival of States beauty pageant, and each state was represented by a queen.]
Detroit Hotel, St. Petersburg FL - postcard views from Florida Memory website