Introduction to Lynch Clan

My Lynch ancestors from Ireland came to America in 1848. The group included my Grandfather James Lynch and his five siblings, ages 10 to 18, who sailed without their parents to New York City. Soon they were living in a tenement house in Massachusetts working in a textile mill. From there they gradually migrated west. This blog will contain information gathered by my mother, Hazel Lynch Skonberg from her father, giving details of the trip over and life in America. There is also a diary written by his son, Will Lynch, who was with the American Consular Service of the State Department, and was taken hostage on Dec. 8, 1941, by the Japanese Army who had captured Shanghai that day. I hope you enjoy this blog about the James Lynch family in America.
To receive these blogs by email, sign your email address in the space called Follow By Email, provided on the right hand side of the page. Roselyn George

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WR Lynch WW II Diary Days 123 and 124

Will Lynch got a pass to go to the Ballet Russe in the Grande Theater.  This theater was originally built in 1928 and has been completely redone in 2008. Roselyn.

April 9, 1942.  Thursday.  123rd Day. 

The Grande Theater built in 1928 and remodeled in 2008.
It was called "The Best Theater in the East"
Click on photo to enlarge.
Rear terrace of Grande Theater--was built in 1928 making
it very modern for that time. Note the Customs House
with the clock in the rear skyline.
Click on photo to enlarge

 Sunny and warm.  Put on a light spring suit.  Saw Ballet Russe at Grande. They put on "Lights and Shadows" and "Cleopatra".  Very small audience.  Music was ok.
     Seems our repatriation ship is a month late.  Rumor has it the intended ship has been sunk.  Radio says Bataan has "sued" for peace or terms.  Seems war is still going against us.  U.S. $ has hit 33.

April 10, 1942.  Friday.  124th Day.
     Sunny and cold.  Used spring suit and winter heavy overcoat.
     Chem Chong Fan and I completed Dec. 1-6, 1941, accounts and turned them over to Bg.  He has to get banker's rate certificate signed.
     Been sick.  Chen and I had Chinese tea at King Awa. Then I had an apple.  Was sick for several hours.
     Stanton says promised opening of Consulate for finals next week has been postponed, as sailing and April postponed.  Seems something awry.  Have heard ship sunk, which is ok.


No comments:

Post a Comment