Benita (McGinnis) McCormick (1889 – 1984) Phillip C. McCormick (1892 – 1981) We wrap up our postcard series by visiting one of the loveliest stopovers Phil and Benita made during their 1937 vacation, the famed floating Gardens of Xochimilco, in the southern region of the Federal District (Distrito Federal), about 40 minutes from downtown Mexico City. … Continue reading "Those Places Thursday: Postcards from Mexico, Part 5: The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco"
Benita (McGinnis) McCormick (1889 – 1984) Phillip C. McCormick (1892 – 1981) Caption by Benita reads, “Phil & I at Fountain.” Mexico, 1937; exact location unknown. From her scrapbook. In the summer of 1937, my great uncle and great aunt, Phil and Benita McCormick, traveled from Chicago to Mexico for several weeks, leaving their eight-year old son and daughter, … Continue reading "Travel Tuesday: Vacationing in Mexico, 1937"