Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Travel Tuesday: Mom's Return from Europe, October 28, 1953

"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-33984-34033-88?cc=1923888 : accessed 28 Jul 2014), 8383 - vol 18330-18331, Oct 26, 1953 > image 1214 of 1418; citing NARA microfilm publication T715.  I blacked out passport numbers.

Mom's trip diary ends with the October 23 entry in Le Havre, France.  I did find her on a passenger list for her return voyage on the S.S. United States, though.  I believe the date of departure listed on this form is in error.  Earlier pages of this passenger list show the ship departing Le Havre on October 24, which would be more realistic.

Although she didn't write about it in her diary, I'm guessing it took about the same number of days (three) to drive from New York City back to Houston, Texas (via Oklahoma to drop off Joye Murphy), as it did to drive the opposite direction back in August, so Mom and Sylvia John would have arrived home on Halloween, October 31, 1953.

This is the 78th and last in a series of posts transcribing entries in my mother's 1953 Europe Trip journal.

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