Joyce Wiedie doesn’t know how her husband’s (yes, our very own Chuck) late aunt, Thelma Dyke, and her sister Marge could afford to take a six-month world tour in 1935. Whatever it cost, it was worth it. Wiedie has published Thelma’s travel journal in its entirety, with annotations for names of places and people.


The sisters, 27 and 29 years old when they set out in May, drove cross-country to take in the sights of America, which included a Texas dust storm and checking out Hollywood stars’ homes. Boarding the S.S. President Hoover in San Francisco, they soon became accustomed to what would be months of cocktail parties, baskets of orchids and dancing with handsome deck officers.


Learn more about this interesting 256-page biography from Joyce!


Wednesday, February 12, 2014


11:45 am to 1 PM
$14 per person

The Country Club of Hudson, 2155 Middleton Road

All Rotarians and Guests are Welcome!