Saturday, August 6, 2011

Eileen KINNICK - 75 yrs ago - Week 31

Eileen KINNICK Diary - 75 yrs ago
Week 31 - July 27-Aug 2

My mother, Eileen KINNICK (maiden name), kept a diary from 1932 until her death in 1999. In Feb 2005, I created a website of her 1936 diary, the year she graduated from high school, and started dating my dad later in the year. The transcription, week by week, with commentary, notable items, and my comments are sitting there to view, unchanged (a few back links and all!). I am starting this retro view in the middle of the year. You are welcome to click on the Weekly Index, and go back to read the first half of the year, at your leisure.
My comments - in red
Commentary at the time - in green
Notable items - in blue

Setting: The family lived in a farmhouse a couple of miles out of town (Coon Rapids, Iowa). Older brother, Leo, lived at home; girl friend, later wife, Ida. Younger brother, Buzzy (she often wrote Bussy); see photo. Lund family lived down the road, on the way to town; with two girls near her age.

We start with Week 31, when she goes on a vacation trip with a bunch of friends to a nearby town. Enjoy the read. Comments welcomed.

Families are forever!  ;-)


  1. Thanks for sharing! I love to read old diaries. It's interesting to see how times were a bit more modern 75 years ago than they were 100 years ago.

  2. Good observation, yes. Thanks. ;-)
    My Mom seemed to always have something to say, where your grandmother seemed to have to stretch. Also, Mom was a few years older, here, as well. ;-)