From March 7th to May 8th, 1952, John Wesley Dobbs and his wife Irene traveled throughout Europe to visit with their daughter Mattiwilda. It was the couple’s first trip to the continent. Irene Dobbs’ travel diary records their experiences as they toured France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and England.
April 13- 14, 1952
While John Wesley Dobbs traveled on his own, Irene and Mattiwilda vacationed in Sorrento and took excursions to the Isle of Capri and Pompeii. Here, Irene described Easter Sunday in Sorrento and referred to the celebration the next day as “a regular Mardi Gras.”
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(Images from the John Wesley Dobbs Family papers. May not be reproduced without permission.)