Happy 126th Birthday today Adam.
Sounds like a nice 1910 birthday surrounded by family and friends and a new hair cut to boot!
I think I should mention that Clara Merle is not his sister Clara that I've been talking about recently. When I researched our Clara I noted 2 Clara Filsingers with different birthday's and different middle initials. Upon closer inspection I discovered that Clara Merle actually married Adam's brother Oscar some time before the 1920 census. Following me so far? The first time I read the diary I didn't make this distinction. This time when Clara Merle's name appeared I was kind of excited as I had just recently figured it out!
I wonder if that Bromo Seltzer really works?
**Note-Of course after writing that last bit about if Bromo Seltzer really works I had to go and look up what exactly is IN Bromo Seltzer.
From Wikipedia: Bromo-Seltzer (acetaminophen, sodium bicarbonate, and citric acid), Originally produced by inventor Isaac E. Emerson's Emerson Drug Company of Baltimore, Bromo-Seltzer is sold in the United States in the form of effervescent granules which must be mixed with water before ingestion.
The product took its name from a component of the original formula, sodium bromide; it contained 3.2 mEq/teaspoon of this active ingredient. Bromides are a class of tranquilizers that were withdrawn from the American market in 1975 due to their toxicity. Their sedative effect probably accounted for Bromo-Seltzer's popularity as a hangover remedy.
So yeah, I'm guessing it DID work!