Monday, March 15, 2010

Wednesday March 16, 1910-Happy Birthday Adam

My birthday (26). Syracuse Lighting Co (Fulton St $40,000 fire at 1 A.M.)  Bess woke me at 2:30 and I got up & got her some Bromo Seltzer. Went to Leaders Class and hair cut. All of Ma's & Caras family & the Witham family & Dave       were up. Clara Merle sick.  Kathy stayed and slept with Bess. I'm down stairs.

W. Fine
R. 12

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 Bromides are a class of tranquilizers that were withdrawn from the American market in 1975 due to their toxicity.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!


Unknown said...

Wow that's some potent stuff!

So the ruling on whether "sister" Clara is a spinster is still out?

Happy Birthday Adam!

Christine said...

Nope. Sister Clara marries William Hoffman and Clara Merle marries Oscar Filsinger (Adam's brother)

Apparently the name Clara is a lot like the name Emma today...

Krista said...

Happy Birthday Adam!

It does sound like a nice birthday.