Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
MAY 1940
 
 
 
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AUGUST 1940
 
 
 
 
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AUG 1940
5

Manila, Philippines to Los Angeles, USA

Written by Edward Beckwith on Monday, August 5, 1940

Shuffleboard
Shuffleboard. Photographed in 2007 by Bret Arnett.
Played a game of shuffleboard with Mrs. Whittaker, beating her 36 to 1.

The tournaments which were posted and in which I was entered for shuffleboard & ping pong, seem to have evaporated. The people on board do not seem to be much on sports, swimming in the canvas pool seeming to be more popular than anything. The English do not like to be beaten at games and I do not think that Mrs. Whittaker will want to play again.

Marian stayed up and talked with me in the evening and we had some beer and sandwiches. She told me about their place in Florida.

There was a fresh breeze and a little more motion, but the Pacific is well named. David came up later. He had been reading Harold Noice’s account of a trip up the Amazon which I bought in Manila. [ed: probably Back of Beyond]

 

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