Diary of Helen Hussey

Bijou Got Lost In The park

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Hussey’s much beloved Bijou


Wednesday November 15, 1939 “Vacuumed in the A.M. Went to matinee at the Alexandria and saw Stanley and Livingstone. Nite – read. And to bed early.

Thursday November 16, 1939 “Gorgeous day. Housework. And then to walk in the park. Nite – Tony and I to the Coliseum – saw Golden Boy with Blackmail.



Friday November 17, 1939 “Up early and walked in the park with Sam. Another perfect day. Drove Sam to work. Came back through the Presidio. To the zoo and another walk in the park. Nite – Fillmore Street to get stuff for supper. To bed early.

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Saturday November 18, 1939 “Prepared turkey, etc. Afternoon Terry over. Jeanne, Terry, and I listened to the Santa Clara – U.C.L.A game. Sam napped. Nite to Waldrons. Records by Carl Sandburg. Home by 12:15 Tom Collins.


Sunday November 19, 1939 “Gen and Jess over for swell dinner. Drove them through the Presidio. Then to Oakland. Grand warm day. Nite – Sam and I several highballs and listened to the radio.”

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Monday November 20.1939 “Downtown to pay phone bill. Window shopping and went to the Warfield to see Cat and the Canary. Back home and went with Mrs. H. to Lachman’s Furniture. Nite – up till 11 reading Jamaica Inn.”

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Tuesday November 21, 1939 “Bijou got lost in the park for a short time this morning. Took Sam to work. Shopped, and in the afternoon went to the Presidio to see 30th infantry parade. Very interesting.


 The 1941 30th Infantry review, at the Presido’s Crissy Field. This image shows  Lieutenant Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower (General Thompson’s Chief of Staff and future United States President) in the image (middle of second row facing the photographer).

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.



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The House Of Lincoln


It’s a Greek Revival house that was the home of Abraham and Mary Lincoln 17 years. They bought it in 1844 for $1,200.
The house had been the home of Rev. Charles Dresser who performed the marriage Ceremony for Abe and Mary two years earlier in 1842.

Today it is the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. The home has been restored, and the look we see today is an interpretation of the year 1860 – the year of Lincoln’s election as President.

Highlights of that year of significance include Her husband receiving the Republican nomination for President on May 18th, and the next day they greet members of the notification committee in this home.

1860 also marks the last year the couple lived in the home.

On  FEBRUARY 6, 1861 the Lincolns held a farewell reception; and departed for Washington on February 11.