When I last wrote HERE, I had started to go through my grandfather’s scrapbooks. So now I’ll add a few more pages.
This is going to be interesting as I find out what a trip like this cost. The more I look at this scrapbook, the more I’m thinking it was the work of my dad’s brother, Robert Levy. Maybe I’ll be able to tell better as I go through the book.
At closer look, I can see that the family stayed at The Clift in San Francisco on June 30, 1940. Grand total for the room – $13.00! I remember my grandparents coming to the hotel when they’d visit San Francisco – looks like the tradition started many years before. I’m puzzled thinking that a family of four, which included sons who were 13 and 20, would have stayed in one room, especially since my grandparents never seemed to be that “type” of parents. Maybe the 1112-14 indicates they had rooms 1112 and 1114?
And a few photos.
That’s Uncle Rob – the caption of “Look at the Buick” just makes me think he wrote that.
Sig and Loraine in front of the hotel. I’ve said over and over again how short Sig was – you really get a feel for it here since Grandma was maybe only 5’ 4” tall.
And Loraine and Gordon (my dad).
AND this -
I think this is showing that they had two rooms – room 104 and 105. And one was $6.00 per night, the other $4.50. Add a few dining room charges and tax and they were up to a grand total of $18.74.
Looks like a very serene place.
Then they were on to the Eureka. This postcard has the caption “On the way to EUREKA”.
And then on to the Eureka Inn - that’s my dad, Gordon, and Loraine.
And a postcard that was “touched up” – not sure what that meant.
And finally the bill – this is captioned “This comes every day. Why?”
Okay, that’s definitely two rooms – room number 349 and 350. $10.00 per day for TWO rooms?
It’s fun to see where they stopped on their way north. More to come!