Can anyone identify the car that Rachel Brewer Halsey is driving?
|Aunt Ray's journal lay unread for many
years until recently when my cousin asked me if I would like to
have it. Originally I thought of it as a mere travelogue, but soon
discovered the 87 year old book was a window to the past describing
some sites that no longer exist, a town that is now in a different
country due to WW II, (Bellagio/Bolzano) and how the stirrings of
the Great War went largely unappreciated by my aunt due to the lack
of our modern ability to communicate news around the world. As well
it hints at a classist Victorian view of life. I became acquainted
with Princess Salm-Salm, an American princess, who is mentioned
twice in the journal, and was astonished to find that Aunt Ray enjoyed
drinking beer and mountain climbing. This was a far cry from the
little old lady with the thick glasses I had known in my youth...